Hamas-Linked Group Takes Credit For Rockets Fired On Israel After Trump Speech

By Tyler Durden

On Thursday, the Palestinian armed group al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades announced in an official statement that its fighters fired several rockets from Gaza strip targeting Israeli settlements north of it. The statement was released by al-Nasser Salah al-Deen news agency “al-Buraq” and the armed group stressed that this is only the first response to Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and warned that more will follow.

A volley or rockets was fired out of Gaza on Thursday in response to Trump’s controversial Jerusalem announcement.

Meanwhile, the region continues to be on edge with widespread protests breaking out Thursday in response to Trump’s Wednesday afternoon speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and included plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Many of these protests spiraled into violent confrontations at various locations across Israel and the Palestinian territories, including clashes between Arab protesters and Israeli soldiers in Ramallah and other places in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Protests frequently featured the burning of the American and Israeli flags as well as images of President Trump.

During the evening Thursday (local time), the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the volley of …read more

Source:: ZeroHedge