Hamas fires rockets into Israel as tensions in Jerusalem boil over

The violence comes on Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel's capture of parts of the city in the 1967 Six-Day War.

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Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets toward Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli forces. Israel responded by attacking targets in Gaza, where officials say 20 people, including 9 children, were killed.

The violence comes on Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel's capture of parts of the city in the 1967 Six-Day War.

.Israel responded by attacking Hamas targets in Gaza, where health officials said 20 people, including nine children, were killed during the exchange.The rockets came on the anniversary of Israel's capture of the Old City of Jerusalem and its eastern neighborhoods in the 1967 Six-Day War. Explosions and air raid sirens were heard in Jerusalem after the Hamas set a deadline for Israel to remove its security forces from flashpoints in Jerusalem and release Palestinians detained in the latest clashes.

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Rockets are fired Monday toward Israel from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.Mahmud Hams / AFP - Getty ImagesAbu Ubaida, spokesman for Hamas’ military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, said the rocket attack was a response to what he called Israeli “crimes and aggression” in Jerusalem. “This is a message the enemy should understand well,” he said.

The Israel Defense Forces, or IDF, said 45 missiles were fired into Israel in what the organization's spokesperson called a"blatant, severe attack" by Hamas.Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said in a briefing to foreign reporters that six of the rockets were fired into Jerusalem, and one missile hit a house in the outskirts of the city, but no one was injured. headtopics.com

Conricus added that the IDF was preparing for"various scenarios," without elaborating.He said the last time a missile was aimed at Jerusalem was in 2014.Download thefor breaking news and politicsConricus put no timeframe on any Israeli offensive, only saying,"Hamas will pay a heavy price."

During the rocket fire into Jerusalem, Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, had to stop its session and evacuate.During earlier tensions in the city, the Palestinian Red Crescent told The Associated Press that more than 305 Palestinians werein the clashes that took place in and around Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City, and at least 228 were taken to hospitals.

Police said 21 officers were hurt, according to the news agency, including three who were hospitalized.A spokesperson for the mosque said the clashes began when police tried to evacuate the compound, where many Palestinian worshippers sleep during the holy month of

Ramadan, to allow Israelis in.The injured on Monday included an Israeli 7-month-old, who was hit in the head with a stone and was under observation in the pediatric emergency room, Hadassah Hospital spokesperson Hadar Elboim said. In total, the hospital treated five people, all in mild condition. headtopics.com

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Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday.Mahmoud Illean / APEarlier, police had announced a change to the route of a traditional Jerusalem Day flag march, which draws thousands of participants each year. Instead of beginning at the Damascus Gate, a historic landmark on the north side of the Old City adjacent to several Palestinian neighborhoods, it would begin at the Jaffa Gate, which is next to Jewish neighborhoods.

Because of the rocket fire toward Jerusalem and the surrounding area, organizers of the march were told to stop the event and ask the participants to leave, the spokesman for city police said.The violence comes after dozens of people were seriously injured Friday at the mosque compound ahead of a special evening prayer held during Ramadan.

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Israel strikes Gaza, Hamas fires rockets after hundreds hurt in clashesIsrael's army on Monday said it launched airstrikes on Gaza in response to rockets fired by Hamas militants after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a religious site in Jerusalem.

Why does Israel want to turn East Jerusalem into a Jewish neighbourhood?For decades, Israel has attempted to consolidate a Jewish majority by entrenching its occupation in East Jerusalem. Sheikh Jarrah is now on of the frontlines against that political reality Occupying Israel's brutality on the Palestinian people does not stop even in the epidemic! The barbaric attacks by Israeli forces on unarmed worshipers in Palestine during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan are a gross violation of human rights.