President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital on Wednesday has already resulted in a sharp upturn in violence in Palestine, with at least two rockets fired at Israel from Gaza after a bloody day of protests and repression.
The IDF said that two missiles were fired “towards the state of Israel”, but that they did not reach their targets.
The reported launches follow a day of anger across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which saw Israeli occupation forces injured around 40 protesters with live and rubber bullets. Protesters responded with rocks and petrol bombs, it is reported.
Hundreds of US and Israeli flags have been burnt as thousands of residents of Ramallah, Hebron and elsewhere took to the streets in opposition to Trump’s move, which was criticised by a wide range of world leaders, friend and foe alike.