Rockets fired into Israel near Gaza strip

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Four Palestinians in Gaza Thursday were injured by Israeli soldiers' live rounds during clashes east of Khan Younes, south of the Gaza Strip, with one injury described as critical.

A military spokesperson said the incoming rocket alert siren was not activated by the third launch - as it was by the first two - because the system detected that the projectile was not heading toward a populated area.

Gaza residents said there were no casualties from the Israeli attack and that two unmanned lookout posts were hit.

Earlier, photographs from Gaza had shown the military lighting up parts of the territory with flares.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, some 2,147 Palestinians were killed during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2014, including 72 who later succumbed to their wounds.

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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.

"When it's going to an open field, we try not to scare the public", the spokesperson said.

The Palestinian Authority called for a general strike in Palestinian cities as a result of Trump's declaration, while Hamas has taken a harder line and is advocating for a new Palestinian uprising.

On Wednesday, Trump announced the relocation of the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a move which drew numerous negative reactions from Muslim communities around the world.

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