Gaza rocket into Israel breaks 2-month lull, Israel responds : NPR

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Supporters of Mohammed el-Halabi maintain a Palestinian flag and placards as protesters wave Israeli flags, outdoors the district courtroom within the southern Israeli metropolis of Beersheba, Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

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Supporters of Mohammed el-Halabi maintain a Palestinian flag and placards as protesters wave Israeli flags, outdoors the district courtroom within the southern Israeli metropolis of Beersheba, Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

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JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel early Saturday, shattering a two-month lull in violence on the Gaza-Israel border in distinction to hovering tensions within the occupied West Financial institution.

The Israeli navy stated aerial protection methods intercepted the projectile, which activated warning sirens within the southern coastal metropolis of Ashkelon. There have been no studies of casualties.

Hours later, Israeli plane carried out a sequence of airstrikes on 4 navy websites for Hamas, the militant group that guidelines Gaza. Movies on social media confirmed plumes of smoke and fireplace rising from the focused camps in central and northern Gaza Strip and japanese Gaza Metropolis.

No Palestinian group claimed accountability for the rocket fireplace however the Israeli navy blamed Hamas.

An Israeli navy raid within the West Financial institution early Friday, wherein three Palestinian militants had been killed and eight wounded, might have triggered the rocket assault from Gaza.

Additionally on Friday, an Israeli remark balloon crashed and fell in northern Gaza Strip. The Israeli navy stated it was investigating the incident however clarified the balloon was not downed by Palestinian militants.

The Israeli navy has been finishing up near-daily raids within the occupied West Financial institution since a string of assaults earlier this yr killed 19 folks in Israel. Most of the arrest raids have been launched in and round Jenin, the hometown of a number of of the attackers.

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