After Palestinian terrorists fired three rockets into Israel, the IDF launched airstrikes on terror targets in the Gaza Strip.
By United with Israel Staff and AP
The Israeli military launched “wide-scale” airstrikes on terror targets in the Gaza Strip late Thursday and early Friday shortly after Palestinian factions fired three rockets into Israel, two of which were intercepted.
There were no reports of casualties or major damage from the exchange of fire overnight, which came amid heightened tensions after President Donald Trump released his Mideast plan, a U.S. initiative aimed at ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Palestinians called for large riots after Friday prayers on the Temple Mount in response
Gaza has been relatively calm in recent months as Egyptian and U.N. mediators have worked to shore up an informal truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic terror group that rules the coastal territory.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group has continued to fire rockets at Israel.
Hamas has vowed that “all options are open” in responding to Trump’s proposal, but is not believed to be seeking war with Israel. Palestinian terror factions have fought three devastating wars with Israel since the Hamas takeover.
Palestinians have rioted in recent days condemning the Trump initiative, and larger riots are expected after Friday prayers, including in Jerusalem at the Temple Mount.
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