Two people have been killed after a ‘day of rage’ prompted by Donald Trump‘s Jerusalem declaration.
Distressing images from the region show that young children are among the wounded after Israel launched fresh airstrikes in response to rocket fire from the enclave.
The Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings.
Militants fired at least three rockets toward Israeli towns from the Hamas-controlled strip on Friday, declared a ‘day of rage’ by Palestinian factions protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
‘IAF (Israeli Air Force) aircraft targeted four facilities belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip: Two weapons manufacturing sites, a weapons warehouse, a military compound,’ the Israeli military said in a statement.
The Israeli military says it targeted four Hamas facilities early Saturday in response to rockets fired the previous day, including one that landed in the town of Sderot without causing casualties or major damage.
The military says it struck military warehouses and weapons manufacturing sites.
Hamas says it recovered the bodies of two of its men.
Israel considers Hamas responsible for all rocket fire emanating from Gaza, which is home to other armed groups.
The conflagration was the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in dozens of West Bank hotspots Friday and along the Gaza border, where the men were killed.
On December 6, Trump announced: I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
‘I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.’