Additional reporting by Ali Abdelaty in Cairo and Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza, Writing by Ori Lewis Editing by Alison Johnson

A Jihadist Salafi group in Gaza known as the Al-Tawheed Brigades – which doesn’t heed the phone call in the enclave’s dominant pressure, Hamas, to desist from firing rockets – claimed responsibility for that launches.

“In reaction to … projectiles fired at Israel during the day … an IDF tank as well as an IAF aircraft targeted two military posts within the Gaza Strip. The IDF holds Hamas accountable for the hostile activity perpetrated against Israel in the Gaza Strip,” a military statement stated.

Gaza residents stated there have been no casualties in the Israeli attack which two unmanned lookout posts were hit.

Throughout the Gaza war in 2014, Israel’s Iron Dome rocket interceptor system largely protected the country’s heartland from a large number of rocket barrages fired by militants.

Two rockets launched at Israel in the Gaza Strip fell short within the Palestinian enclave earlier at night along with a third, fired later, arrived within an open area in Israel causing no casualties or damage, a military spokeswoman stated.

JERUSALEM () – The Israeli military stated on Thursday that the aircraft along with a tank had targeted two posts owned by militants within the Gaza Strip after three rockets were launched at Israel.

Sirens sounded in Israel at various locations on the day’s increased tension following demonstrations within the seaside enclave and also the occupied West Bank as Palestinians protested at U.S. President Jesse Trump’s announcement on Wednesday he was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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