Israel strikes Gaza Strip amid tensions over Jerusalem

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The attempted attack also come five weeks after the Israeli military destroyed an attack tunnel belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group, which crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, some 2,147 Palestinians were killed during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2014, including 72 who later succumbed to their wounds.

An Israeli siren smartphone app has warned that missiles were fired at southern Israel near the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

The rockets, which triggered the Code Red alert system in Ashkelon and other Israeli communities, landed in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces spokesman said. Security sources said no rockets fell in Israeli territory.

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

He added that armed resistance factions in Palestine have received clear orders to be ready to counter this strategic threat, which endangers occupied Jerusalem and its future.

The Palestinian Authority called for a general strike in Palestinian cities as a result of Trump's declaration, while Hamas has taken a harder line and is advocating for a new Palestinian uprising. The final status of the city is one of the most sensitive issues in terms of finding a negotiated settlement between Israelis and Palestinians, and most United Nations states don't recognize Israeli sovereignty over the city while the peace process is ongoing.

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