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Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (R) sits next to Major General Yoav Mordechai, head of COGAT, the Israeli defence ministry agency responsible for civilian affairs in the Palestinian territories, as they attend a ceremony on July 10, 2017 in Jalamah, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, during which the prime minister announced the construction of a new power plant in Jenin. / AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH (Photo credit should read JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images)

IDF Warns of ‘Severe’ Response to Rocket Fire

A top Israeli general warned Saturday that further rocket fire from the Gaza Strip towards Israel would be met with a “severe and painful response,” a day after a number of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the enclave amid tensions over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Five Code Red Sirens Sound in Israeli Communities Near Gaza

Five Code Red rocket alert sirens were sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Monday night. The first siren sounded at 1:48 am, followed by four other sirens at 2:54 am, 4:14 am, 4:51 am and 5:03 am. There were no reports of injuries or damage and no rocket remains were found on the ground.