Hamas fires rockets at Jerusalem – as nine Palestinians reportedly killed in Israeli air strikes

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    Hamas militants have fired rockets towards Jerusalem, after demanding Israel withdraw forces from around the al-Aqsa mosque in the city. Nine Palestinians were then reported killed in the Gaza strip, after Israel retaliated with air strikes.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Israel will respond “very forcefully” to the rocket attacks. Violence in Jerusalem earlier in the day left hundreds of Palestinians injured, as well as 21 Israeli police.

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