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Several rockets were fired at dawn from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, Palestinian witnesses and the Israeli military said.

Eyewitnesses noted that at least eight rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave.

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For its part, the Israeli army spoke of six rocket launches, adding that five were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, while the sixth landed in an uninhabited area.

The rocket launches follow a raid by the Israeli army on Wednesday in Nablus, during which 11 Palestinians, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed and 80 others were wounded by bullets.

In New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed alarm, stressing that the situation “in the occupied Palestinian territories” has become “more combustible than at any time in years.”

Since the beginning of the year, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has killed 60 Palestinians (members of armed organizations and civilians, including minors), 10 Israelis (9 civilians, including three minors, and a police officer), as well as a Ukrainian woman, according to the count of AFP based on announcements from official Israeli and Palestinian sources.