Israeli Soldiers Fire Six Shells Into Gaza

Kristopher Drake
December 30, 2017

There were no immediate reports of casualties in the exchange of fire, the first in more than 10 days.

In kibbutz Sha'ar HaNegev one building was damaged from a direct rocket strike.

Israeli planes and tanks struck two Hamas facilities in the northern Gaza Strip following the firing of three rockets into Israel on Friday. Two of them were intercepted by its Iron Dome missile defense system, said the Israeli military.

It said plumes of smoke were visible from one of the targeted areas east of the Gaza City neighbourhood of al-Tuffah. While in Kfar Azza, residents and guests were marking the birthday of deceased IDF soldier Oron Shaul, z'l, whose remains are still being held hostage by Gaza's ruling Hamas terrorists along with those of IDF officer Hadar Goldin, z'l.

In the West Bank small groups of Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces, including north of Ramallah and in the Hebron area, where two were wounded by live fire, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

Rocket fire from Gaza rose following US President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Twelve Palestinians have died in the violence so far.

Israel's military said about 2,000 Palestinians rolled burning tires and threw rocks at soldiers stationed near the Gaza border and troops fired "selectively against four main instigators".

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