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Israeli Army Strikes Several Border Areas In Gaza

08 December 2017

Smoke billows from a Palestinian Islamic Jihad position near Gaza City after Israeli aircraft bombed it on November 30, 2017, in retaliation to a mortar attack that targeted Israeli troops northeast of the Gaza Strip earlier in the day.

Illustrative image of a previous strike on Gaza.

Israel holds Hamas responsible for all activity happening in the Gaza Strip.

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Israeli sources claimed the army fired the missiles and shells "in response to a shell" that was reportedly fired from Gaza, causing no damage or injuries.

According to CNN, a fresh wave of violence has erupted following United States President Donald Trump' decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

He called on Palestinian Authority to be "courageous' and announce that Oslo accords are over". The protesters also clashed with Israeli security forces firing tear gas and stun grenades, as well as rubber bullets and live ammunition.

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Velayati vehemently censured Washington's move, deeming it "another stain of shame on USA policies" in advocating "violence, repression, undermining the oppressed people's rights, and destabilizing the region" aimed at preserving the interests of the Israeli regime.

At least 31 people were injured in the demonstrations, according to Israeli medics, including one person who was in critical condition. On Thursday, Hamas terror group leader Ismail Haniyeh called for a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising.

Israel has occupied East Jerusalem since the 1967 Middle East war.

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Jerusalem's status is among the most hard issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the U.S. traditional position has been that it must be negotiated between the two sides.

Israeli Army Strikes Several Border Areas In Gaza