JERUSALEM, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired rockets from Gaza into Israel, wounding two individuals, on Tuesday concurrently Israel and two Gulf Arab states signed normalisation agreements on the White Home in Washington.
* Palestinians see Israel-Gulf offers as betrayal
* Israeli navy says two rockets fired from Gaza
* No declare of accountability for assault (Provides PLO remark, color)
By Jeffrey Heller
There was no speedy declare of accountability for the assault from the Hamas Islamist-run territory.
Palestinians, who search an unbiased state within the occupied West Financial institution and Gaza view the U.S.-brokered offers between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain as betrayal of their trigger.
Warning sirens sounded within the coastal cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and the UAE and Bahraini international ministers held the signing ceremony on the White Home garden.
Automated rocket alerts on TV screens in Israel throughout reside broadcasts from Washington had been a graphic reminder of on-going battle alongside the restive Gaza border, whilst Tel Aviv’s metropolis corridor was lit up with the phrase “peace” in Arabic, Hebrew and English.
Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service mentioned paramedics handled two males for mild accidents from flying glass in Ashdod, the place a rocket exploded outdoors a purchasing centre, blowing out storefront home windows.
An Israeli navy spokesman mentioned two rockets had been fired from Gaza and the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted one in every of them
In Gaza, which Israel blockades, citing safety considerations, dozens of Palestinians rallied outdoors a U.N. workplace to sentence the normalisation offers shortly earlier than the signing ceremony started.
“Palestine isn’t on the market,” protesters chanted.
Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, mentioned the Bahrain and UAE agreements wouldn’t carry Israel peace within the area.
“Peoples of the area will proceed to take care of this occupation as their true enemy,” he instructed Reuters, talking from Turkey. Hamas didn’t declare accountability for the rockets.
Within the West Financial institution metropolis of Ramallah, there was a small, muted protest at which 200 individuals gathered in a central sq..
Some carried a banner studying: “The UAE-Israeli normalization settlement is a reward for the state of occupation and for settlements, and is a stab at the back of Jerusalem and of Palestine.”
The normalisation agreements are the primary signed between Israel and Arab states for the reason that peace accords with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
“This isn’t peace, that is give up in return for the continuation of the aggression,” learn a tweet posted on the Twitter account of the Palestine Liberation Group. “There’ll no peace earlier than Palestine is free.” (Extra reporting by Stephen Farrell, Ali Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi; Enhancing by Angus MacSwan and Marguerita Choy)