Israel strikes Gaza after rocket intercepted by Iron Dome
Israeli warplanes hit a number of locations in Gaza overnight, reports said, after Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system shot down a rocket fired from the Strip earlier on Tuesday.
Haaretz reported that the Palestinian projectile was a "grad-type" rocket, and was the first rocket to be fired at Ashdod since the 2014 on Gaza.
Tuesday's rocket fire came as sporadic clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians hit Jerusalem's Old City and a checkpoint outside Ramallah, with tensions heightened as Jewish Israelis celebrated the Sukkot holiday.
Israeli police also arrested two Palestinian minors for stone-throwing in Jerusalem, Maan reported.
The incidents followed fresh clashes on Monday at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, where security forces fired stun grenades and tear gas and Palestinians threw stones and petrol bombs while barricading themselves inside the shrine.
The Gaza Strip has been under a land and sea blockade by Israel and Gaza since 2007, when the Palestinian faction Hamas came to power in the tiny coastal territory. The blockade has severely limitted freedom of movement for the Strip's 1.8 million people, in addition to damaging its economy.