Rocket fired from Gaza found in Israel

Palestinians in Gaza fired a rocket toward Israel early Sunday morning amid the escalation in violence in Jerusalem. Earlier, the IDF said that the rocket blew up mid-air, causing no damage or injuries. However, IDF forces found the rocket in an open area this afternoon.
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A rocket was fired from northern Gaza toward Israel early Sunday morning. The IDF originally stated that the rocket blew up shortly after it was launched, causing no damage or injuries. However, the rocket was discovered this afternoon in an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. 

The rocket fire comes amid the flare-up in Jerusalem’s Old City, which prompted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold a special discussion in the middle of the night with the heads of Israel’s security and defense agencies. Among those who attended the meeting were Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman.

After three Palestinians were killed during riots in the West Bank and Jerusalem, several clashes erupted in the Jerusalem area on Saturday night. An IDF officer was slightly injured by stones during a riot. The Israel Police has increased its presence in the Old City due to the deteriorating situation.

On Friday night, three Israelis were murdered in a home in the Halamish/Neveh Tzuf settlement by a Palestinian terrorist. Last night, JOL reported that the terrorist’s parents welcomed the terror attack and praised their son, who was neutralized by an off-duty IDF soldier and received medical treatment at an Israeli hospital. His mother said: “I am proud of my son, may Allah protect him and free him and take care of him.”

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