Palestinians Arrested in Connection With Attack on Israeli Children


The Israeli army and Air Force fired many shells and missiles into border areas, in the Gaza Strip, in addition to firing dozens of rounds of live ammunition, while Israeli drones flew over the coastal region.

An Israeli tank returned fire.

The IDF added that they hold Hamas, which governs Gaza but is supposed to hand over control to the Palestinian Authority on Sunday, responsible for any rocket fire emanating from the Strip.

Illustrative image of a previous strike on Gaza.

"In response to. projectiles fired at Israel throughout the IDF tank and an IAF aircraft targeted two military posts in the Gaza Strip".

Palestinians and security forces clashed earlier in the day along the Gaza border with reports of three Palestinians injured.

In the hours afterward, the Tawhid al-Jihad group claimed responsibility for the attack on social media.

The rockets were fired on Thursday evening as Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank protested the announcement on Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The move sparked global opposition and prompted Palestinian leaders to call for three days of protest. One person was treated for light injuries.

Reportedly, the leader of the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, has called for a new "intifada", or uprising, as protests broke out in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem. The final status of the city is one of the most sensitive issues in terms of finding a negotiated settlement between Israelis and Palestinians, and most United Nations states don't recognize Israeli sovereignty over the city while the peace process is ongoing.