Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

Israeli troops stationed on the borders between southeast Gaza Strip and Israel shot and wounded six Palestinians on Thursday, medical sources said.

Around two hours later the army said that another rocket, fired form the enclave's north, exploded in southern Israel.

The protest in Gaza is a reaction to United States President Donald Trump's declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel, which sparked a large Palestinian outrage all over the Palestinian territories.

The Hamas leader also called for strong unity among all Palestinian factions, and "for a unified stance to counter this oppression and aggression".

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Demonstrators in cities including Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah rallied against Trump's shift in policy, some burning American flags and photos of the USA president.

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces when the latter attempted to prevent Palestinians from protesting. Four were injured with one injury in the stomach described as critical.

Jerusalem's status is among the most hard issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the U.S. traditional position has been that it must be negotiated between the two sides.

A lengthy list of US allies, regional powers and Palestinian politicians warned Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the lead-up to his announcement on Wednesday, saying that it would inflame tensions and provoke violence.

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