Three rockets fired from Gaza at Israel, two intercepted by Iron Dome

  • Three rockets fired from Gaza at Israel, two intercepted by Iron Dome

Three rockets fired from Gaza at Israel, two intercepted by Iron Dome

The rockets were the first fired into Israel since December 18 after two weeks of rocket attacks earlier in the month.

The IDF fired artillery shells at two Hamas compounds in the eastern Gaza Strip, and the IAF bombed the same compounds in retaliation for a rocket attack on Israeli settlements near the border, the IDF spokesperson reported Friday.

Militants in Gaza had fired more than a dozen rockets or mortar rounds at southern Israel in the latest wave of violence that erupted after Trump's decision.

In kibbutz Sha'ar HaNegev one building was damaged from a direct rocket strike.

A commemoration in honor of Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, who was killed in 2014 during Operation Protective Edge and whose body is still being held by Hamas, was interrupted by the "Code Red" alert for the rockets. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said Trump's move disqualified the U.S. from continuing in its role as the traditional mediator of peace talks.

Israeli tanks and aircraft hit the Gaza Strip on Friday after rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave targeted a southern community, the army and Palestinian sources said.

It said troops used riot dispersal means in protests across the West Bank where Palestinians threw fire bombs and stones at soldiers.