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Several rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Thursday before dawn.
This statement was issued by the Israeli army and witnesses on the Palestinian side.
The Israeli army reported that six rockets were fired, with five intercepted by its air defence system and one falling in an uninhabited area.
However, witnesses on the Palestinian side stated that at least eight rockets were fired. There were no immediate reports of casualties by Israel’s emergency services.
The rockets triggered warning sirens in the cities of Sderot and Ashkelon, which are located near the Gaza Strip.
This attack came after an Israeli army raid on Wednesday in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, during which 11 Palestinians were killed and more than 80 others were shot and injured, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
The death toll from Wednesday’s raid surpassed that of an Israeli army raid in Jenin last month, which had been the deadliest West Bank operation since the second intifada of 2000 to 2005.
Ziad al-Nakhala, leader of the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad militant group, called the raid a “major crime” that “the resistance must respond to”.