Red Alert Sirens Sound in Two Israeli Gaza Border Communities - IDF

© AP Photo / Ariel SchalitIsraeli Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept rocket from Gaza Strip, near Israel and Gaza border, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday intensified a wave of rocket fire into southern Israel, striking towns and cities across the region while Israeli forces struck dozens of targets throughout Gaza, including militant sites that it said were concealed in homes or residential areas
Israeli Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept rocket from Gaza Strip, near Israel and Gaza border, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday intensified a wave of rocket fire into southern Israel, striking towns and cities across the region while Israeli forces struck dozens of targets throughout Gaza, including militant sites that it said were concealed in homes or residential areas - Sputnik International
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The news comes as Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank and Gaza on Friday to protest US President Donald Trump’s plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Sirens in the Israeli communitites of Nir Yitzhak and Sufa wenf off on Friday, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said, noting that it is looking into the details of the incident.

According to the IDF, at least one rocket launch from Gaza against Israeli territory was detected.

The IDF noted that this attack marked "the 8th launch from Gaza into #Israel in just 24 hours".

​A tweet from the IDF reads: "Alert was activated in kibbutzim Nir Yitzhak and Sufa. The details are under review".

Earlier in the day, the IDF said that the Iron Dome air defence system managed to intercept one rocket fired from the Gaza Strip against Israel. Hours prior to that attack, an IDF tank, responding to "the mortar attack on Israel", targeted a Hamas military post in Gaza.

On Tuesday, Trump revealed his long-anticipated peace plan, dubbed as "the deal of the century", proposing a two-state solution with Jerusalem remaining Israel's undivided capital and "doubling" the territory of Palestine.

Under the peace plan, Israel would retain control over settlements in the West Bank and have Jerusalem as its undivided capital, while Palestine would be invited to use the adjacent village of Abu Dis as its capital.

The plan envisages a permanently demilitarized Palestinian state "living peacefully alongside Israel" and would provide $50 billion in investment to "spur the Palestinian economy". The right of return of Palestinian refugees to their ancestral land remains off the table.

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