Theatre commander Attahiru replaced
Ibrahim assumed duties with scores of suicide bombings , mostly by teenage girls, occurring between May and December. The new Theater Commander was until his appointment, the Chief of Logistics at Army headquarters in Abuja.
The launches set off incoming rocket alert sirens shortly after 6 p.m., in the Hof Ashkelon and Sha'ar Hanegev regions, northeast of the Gaza Strip. Palestinians and Israeli troops had skirmished at the border earlier in the day.
Hamas' leader Ismail Haniyeh told Palestinians to rise against Israel, saying Trump's decision declares war against Palestine. Clashes were also reported throughout Judea and Samaria as Palestinians rioted following United States President Donald Trump's declaration Wednesday night that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
On Wednesday, Trump announced the relocation of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a move which drew numerous negative reactions from Muslim communities around the world.