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Israeli war jets strike Gaza in response to rockets attacks

IANS | Gaza |

Israeli war jets began to strike the Gaza Strip on Friday night in response to earlier rockets attacks from Gaza into Israel, the media reported.

Security sources and eyewitnesses said the Israeli war jets struck with two missiles a military post that belongs to Hamas militants in northern Gaza, adding that several people were injured, Xinhua news agency reported.

Earlier on Friday evening, Israel fired two shells at a Hamas military site east of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, according to the sources.

The Israeli shelling was a response to six makeshift rockets fired from the coastal enclave into southern Israel. The Palestinian security sources said no injuries were reported on both sides.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of Gaza health ministry, told reporters that during a day of tension in the Gaza Strip, one was killed and 155 others injured, three of them in critical condition.

Another 65 were hit by tear gas and rubber bullets, he added.

Tension between Israel and Palestine mounted Friday after US President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.