A tank and an aircraft targeted two military posts in the Gaza Strip, following projectiles that was sacked from the northern Gaza Strip and exploded in southern Israel, according to a statement made by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Thursday evening.
After rockets sirens sounded in Israeli communities near the border in the early evening local time, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said two rockets were fired but failed to make it out of Gaza. A third rocket reportedly did reach Israeli territory, but landed in an open area and caused no harm or damage.
The IDF said the strikes on Gaza had been carried out with tank fire and from an aerial vehicle.
On its part, the Israeli military held Hamas responsible for any escalation in the Gaza Strip, and nearby Israeli areas.More news: Google Maps Now Feature A Two-Wheeler Mode
The rocket launches and Israeli retaliation on Thursday night came amid unrest in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital the day before.
Velayati vehemently censured Washington's move, deeming it "another stain of shame on United States policies" in advocating "violence, repression, undermining the oppressed people's rights, and destabilizing the region" aimed at preserving the interests of the Israeli regime.
Dozens of Palestinians in Gaza also staged violent protests along the security fence surrounding the coastal enclave, throwing rocks and rolling burning tires at the barrier and the Israeli soldiers on the other side.