Israel strikes Gaza Strip amid tensions over Jerusalem

Israel strikes Gaza Strip amid tensions over Jerusalem

Two rockets launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip triggered air raid alarms in the area of the southern city of Sderot at approximately 7 p.m. local time.

The IDF said the strikes on Gaza had been carried out with tank fire and from an aerial vehicle. There were no casualties.

The Israeli media reported that at least two rockets landed at empty zones in two towns in southern Israel, causing no damages or injuries. "It is an unmasked support to occupation, oppression and injustice", Haniyya added, "Jerusalem is ours, there is no West or East; it is the united Arab and Islamic capital of the state of Palestine, a state from the river to the sea".

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An Islamist militant group called the Al-Tawheed Brigades took credit for firing the rockets at Israel.

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Medical sources in Gaza told Ma'an that Muhammad Saleh Haddaf was severely injured and left bed ridden after an Israeli airstrike hit his home on 8 August 2014, killing four of his family members and injuring several others. Although the decision's long-term effects on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and attempts at peace remain unclear, the announcement has caused an immediate wave of unrest.

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