IDF Retaliates with Tank Fire for Gaza Rockets; No Injuries

Women protesting during the second intifada in 2000. Once clashes are over they are rarely included in the peace process  AFP

The Israel Defense Forces carried out strikes against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening.

A Palestinian protester throws back a teargas canister that was sacked by Israeli soldiers during clashes on the Israeli border with Gaza, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

The launches set off incoming rocket alert sirens shortly after 6 p.m., in the Hof Ashkelon and Sha'ar Hanegev regions, northeast of the Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem Palestinians burn posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump, during a protest against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Gaza City Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. On Thursday, Hamas terror group leader Ismail Haniyeh called for a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising.

On Wednesday, Trump announced the relocation of the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a move which drew numerous negative reactions from Muslim communities around the world.

The rocket fire followed several clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli forces along the Gaza border earlier in the day, in which at least nine Gazans were injured, according to the local health ministry. "Jerusalem is being kidnapped and ripped from us".

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