Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire

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The IDF confirmed the use of a tank and an IAF to strike Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

Smoke billows from a Palestinian Islamic Jihad position near Gaza City after Israeli aircraft bombed it on November 30, 2017, in retaliation to a mortar attack that targeted Israeli troops northeast of the Gaza Strip earlier in the day.

The IDF blasted back at Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip Thursday evening, following Palestinian rocket fire at Israel.

Around two hours later the army said that another rocket, fired form the enclave's north, exploded in southern Israel.

Many outraged Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip, waving Palestinian flags, photos of Al-Aqsa Mosque and banners proclaiming Jerusalem as "our eternal capital" and calling it a "red line".

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This latest report from the region comes after U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The protesters burned American and Israeli flags, as well as photos of Trump.

The Palestinians seek Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967, as a future capital.

"Hamas movement is acting in a powerful manner for the launch of a new Intifada against the Israeli occupation; we need to formulate new strategies and polices to counter the threat and conspiracy against Jerusalem, against Palestine", he said.

Trump also said the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though he set no timetable for that.

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