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Rocket Fired From Gaza Strip Into Israel

Rocket Fired From Gaza Strip Into Israel
Palestinians mourn and shout slogans as they carry the body of one of two Islamic Jihad militants during a funeral procession following an Israeli strike in Beit Lahia, Northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (Wissam Nassar/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 December 2017 09:03 PM

Israel Defense Forces said Tuesday a rocket was launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, an attack that comes hours after a projectile fired from the Strip fell short of the border and landed inside Gaza.

No casualties were immediately reported. The incoming rocket alert sirens sounded in the Hof Ashkelon area, specifically in the communities of Netiv Ha'asara and Yad Mordechai, according to the Times of Israel.

At least 13 rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel since Dec. 6 when President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to Haaretz. The move angered Palestinians and has caused great tension in the Middle East.

Several world leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, have warned Trump's announcement risks escalating tension in an already tense region.

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Palestinians fired a rocket at southern Israel on Tuesday night, according to Israel Defense Forces in an Times of Israel report.
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 09:03 PM
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