On Thursday, the Palestinian armed group al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades announced in an official statement that is fighters fired several rockets from Gaza strip on Israeli settlements north of it.
The statement was released by al-Nasser Salah al-Deen news agency “al-Buraq”. The armed group stressed that this is only the first response to Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and warned that more will follow.
The Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades rocket attack is likely coordinated with the Hamas Movement. The al-Nasser Brigades are one of the main allies of Hamas in Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Army confirmed that at least two rockets targeted the settlements of Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar HaNegev north of Gaza Strip in southern Israel. Several Israel sources claimed that the Israeli anti-rocket system “Iron Dome” successfully intersected the rockets. However, the Israeli Army didn’t confirm these claimes and didn’t report any loses from the rocket strike.
Following the sirens that were sounded in Hof Ashkelon & Sha’ar HaNegev regional councils in southern Israel earlier this evening, 2 launches from Gaza towards Israel landed within the Gaza Strip
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) December 7, 2017
Local sources from Gaza Strip reported that Israeli warplanes are highly active over Gaza now. The sources added that warplanes were seen dropping flares for unknown reasons.
The Israeli Army will likely respond to the Palestine rocket attack in the upcoming hours. However, unlike previous accidents, the tension may raise further to a dangerous level due to the ongoing Jerusalem crisis.
The IDF holds Hamas responsible for the hostile activity perpetrated against Israel from the Gaza Strip
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 7 December 2017