Israeli military strikes Gaza Strip after rocket fire

Israel arrested more than 6000 Palestinians in 2017

Clashes also erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians marked another "day of rage" following US President Donald Trump's controversial December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Three rockets were launched from Gaza towards Negev villages in southern Israel and two were intercepted by anti-missile defense system Iron Dome, the Israeli army said on Friday.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Israel's military said about 2,000 Palestinians rolled burning tires and threw rocks at soldiers stationed near the Gaza border and troops fired "selectively against four main instigators". The police said that the third struck a building near Gaza city.

The Israeli army said that Friday's tank and jet attacks targeted Hamas positions in northern Gaza.

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This is the first in more than 10 days that Israeli army and Palestinian militants will exchange fire.

The rockets are often fired by fringe groups but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks from the territory.

The move drew global condemnation and prompted a series of protests in Gaza and elsewhere.

Fifteen people have died and at least 2,900 others have been injured since Trump's announcement was made, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society.

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