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Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket attacks

Israeli military says two rockets intercepted by Iron Dome while others fell in Gaza or in open fields.

Last updated: 02 Jul 2014 20:07
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Tensions have risen once again as rocket attacks from Gaza draw immediate Israeli air strikes [AFP]

Israel has launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip after Palestinian groups fired 15 rockets into Israel in the past three hours, according to the Israeli army.

A military spokesperson told Al Jazeera late on Wednesday that two of the Palestinian rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome. The others fell in Gaza or in open fields.

The military claimed 20 rockets were fired from Gaza on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, dozens of people were injured in the largest clashes in occupied East Jerusalem in years, as Palestinian residents of the city fought with police after the mutilated body of a Palestinian teenager was found dumped in a forest outside the city.

The body may belong to Mohammed Abu Khdair, a 17-year-old resident of the Shuafat neighbourhood who was abducted on Wednesday morning.

Israeli police said they were investigating whether the murder was a revenge attack, carried out after three kidnapped Israeli settlers were found dead earlier this week in the West Bank.

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