IDF: Two rockets launched from Gaza at Israel, but fall short

Haniyya Slams American Decision, Calls For Massive Intifada In Palestine

Rockets or mortar rounds were fired Thursday afternoon at Israeli army forces.

The Israeli strikes were apparently in retaliation for rocket attacks from Gaza earlier in the day.

The Israeli rocket attacks reportedly landed in the Gaza Strip and on an empty field in southern Israel, injuring no one.

Israel holds Hamas responsible for all activity happening in the Gaza Strip. Security sources said no rockets fell in Israeli territory. The protesters burned American and Israeli flags, as well as photos of Trump.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has suggested that with Trump's move, the United States disqualified itself as mediator between Israelis and Palestinians, a role it has played exclusively in more than two decades of stop-and-go negotiations aimed at setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces when the latter attempted to prevent Palestinians from protesting.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh addressed Palestinians and the Arab world in a televised speech on Thursday morning, saying that "Jerusalem is our honor".

Israel, which claims all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital, has welcomed Trump's decision.

While Israel has always considered Jerusalem its capital, with the prime minister's office and parliament building located there, countries have avoided recognizing it as such to prevent damaging hopes for a two-state solution.

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