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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to projectiles fired at Israel.

 

The military says that a projectile exploded Thursday in southern Israel, in addition to two earlier ones launched from Gaza which fell short and landed in the Palestinian territory.

 

The military says a tank and aircraft struck two military posts in Gaza. The military says it holds Hamas responsible for any fire emanating from the Gaza Strip.

 

The border violence comes a day after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for Palestinians to launch a new uprising against Israel in the wake of Trump's declaration.