Gaza boy, 4, succumbs to wounds from 2014 Israel war

A tank and an aircraft targeted two military posts in the Gaza Strip, following projectiles that was sacked from the northern Gaza Strip and exploded in southern Israel, according to a statement made by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Thursday evening.

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.

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The first two launches set off the alarm shortly after 6 p.m., in the Hof Ashkelon and Sha'ar Hanegev regions, northeast of the Gaza Strip. The attacks targeted Hamas, the Islamist militant group that rules Gaza, and used both tank and air power. The protesters also clashed with Israeli security forces firing tear gas and stun grenades, as well as rubber bullets and live ammunition.

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. He was from the Al-Qarrara town in the Khan Younis district of the southern Gaza Strip.

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The announcement was a major shift by Washington that overturns decades of USA foreign policy.

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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While Israel has always considered Jerusalem its capital, with the prime minister's office and parliament building located there, countries have avoided recognizing it as such to prevent damaging hopes for a two-state solution.


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