Gaza Rockets Fired at Israel Fall Within Strip, Israeli Military Says

Failed launches come after a quiet Monday that followed three nights of rocket fire

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Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel fell within the Palestinian enclave on Tuesday night, the military said after rocket sirens sounded in the southern kibbutz of Kissufim.

The incident came after a quiet Monday night that followed three consecutive nights of rocket fire. After the rocket fire on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, the security cabinet approved on Monday a harsher military response if rocket fire from the Gaza Strip persisted. Meanwhile, the military began beefing up its presence along the Gaza border and preparing for any potential escalation.

Cabinet sources said a full-blown military operation was not on the table, but Israel would like to see a response beyond targeted attacks.

The Fatah-linked Nidal al-Amoudi Division of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades, the armed wing of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, claimed responsibility for the rockets fired on Friday, and both said that their operations were carried out in response to recent events in Jerusalem, where tensions have skyrocketed in the past two weeks. No clashes were reported in Jerusalem on Monday night, however, after police removed barriers from the Damascus Gate plaza in Jerusalem's Old City, whose closure angered many Palestinian Jerusalemites.

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