Israeli Military: Two Rockets Launched From Gaza Strip Did Not Reach Israel

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Furthermore, after two rockets were fired from Gaza this evening, the IDF does not rule out the possibility that the Gaza Strip may join the violence.

"The IDF struck two terror targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire from the northern Gaza Strip that landed in Israeli territory and to an earlier launch that landed within the Gaza Strip", an IDF spokesman said.

An Israeli tank returned fire.

The IDF sent soldiers to inspect the area for signs of impact, but, finding none, determined that the two rockets had not reached Israeli territory, a spokesperson said.

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

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"When it's going to an open field, we try not to scare the public", the spokesperson said.

Reportedly, the leader of the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, has called for a new "intifada", or uprising, as protests broke out in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem. In the blast and its aftermath, 12 members of the terrorist group were killed, along with two Hamas operatives.

Illustrative image of a previous strike on Gaza.

Although there are no specific details regarding tomorrow's intended disruptions, the IDF is preparing for the possibility of renewed rioting along the Gaza Strip border during hours of prayer in Jerusalem, where both Israel Police and IDF Border Police forces have been bolstered.

The Palestinians seek the eastern sector of the city as the capital of their future state.