09:40 GMT24 February 2020
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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israel responded to a rocket launched from Gaza with tank fire at two Hamas military posts, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said on Saturday.

    "In response to the rocket launched from Gaza into Israel earlier this evening, IDF tanks just targeted 2 Hamas military posts in Gaza", the IDF said on Twitter.

    The army had previously reported that a rocket had been fired from Gaza at Israel. A warning of rocket fire was sent out in a special application, addressing those who were in open areas.

    ​The violence comes amid an increasingly volatile situation in the West Bank and Gaza following the publication of the White House’s widely panned Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in late January.

    The US 'deal of the century' envisions Israel's annexation of settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, with the Jewish state having Jerusalem as its 'undivided capital'. A demilitarised Palestinian state, in turn, is invited to use the adjacent village of Abu Dis as its capital.

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