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May 10, 2021

A number of rockets have been fired at Jerusalem and the surrounding area, says Israel's military.

It came minutes after an ultimatum from Hamas for Israel to withdraw forces from two flashpoints in the city. 

The group claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it retaliation for Israeli "crimes and aggression".

The Israeli military said seven rockets had set off sirens in Jerusalem and the surrounding area and that rocket fire from Gaza was continuing into southern Israel.

A civilian car was hit and one person injured by one of the rockets, Israel added.

Stone said the attack was almost certain to mean a "heavy night of bombardment" on Hamas base the Gaza Strip this evening.

It comes as clashes in Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli forces reportedly injured more than 300 people.

Police fired stun grenades and tear gas inside the Old City's Al Aqsa Mosque during the violence this morning.

Israeli authorities said "extremists" had thrown stones and other objects at officers, and onto a road near the Western Wall where thousands of people had gathered to pray.

Source: BBC
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