Israel says it intercepts rocket launched from Gaza

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Palestinian militants launched a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday evening, the Israeli navy mentioned, including that the rocket was intercepted.

The launch got here at a time of heightened tensions following an escape by six Palestinian militants from an Israeli jail final week and lingering hostilities from an 11-day struggle final May.

Israel over the weekend captured 4 of the six escaped prisoners and stepped up its seek for the 2 remaining fugitives.

In response, Gaza militants have fired rockets into Israel for 3 consecutive nights. Israel sometimes responds to rocket fireplace with airstrikes on targets linked to Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group.

The tensions have been worsened by ongoing difficulties in reaching a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas following the struggle in May.

Egypt has been making an attempt to dealer an settlement. Hamas has demanded that Israel elevate a painful financial blockade of Gaza, whereas Israel desires Hamas to launch two Israeli civilians and return the stays of two dead Israeli troopers it’s holding.

Israel and Hamas have additionally not been capable of agree upon a system for permitting Qatar to ship welfare funds to hundreds of Gaza households.

Israel says it’s searching for ensures that Hamas doesn’t divert any of the funds for navy use.

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