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Israeli defense system intercepts rockets

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Israel's anti-rocket defense equipment has been successful in defending the nation from launches from Gaza. (Source: FOX) Israel's anti-rocket defense equipment has been successful in defending the nation from launches from Gaza. (Source: FOX)

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (FOX) - Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket defense battery intercepts two rockets in an attack.

The Israeli military deployed the dome to its southern border with the Gaza Strip in response to intensifying rocket fire from the Palestinian territory.

Meantime, demonstrators came out to condemn the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Tel Aviv.

And new clashes erupted on Thursday in east Jerusalem in response to the apparent murder of an Arab boy.

The charred body believed to be of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was found in a Jerusalem forest.

Palestinians claim he was killed by Israeli extremists in revenge for the murder of three Israeli teens.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemning the teen's killing and is vowing to find the attackers.

"I unequivocally condemn the murder of a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem a few days ago. The police investigation is ongoing. We don't know yet the motives or the identities of the perpetrators, but we will. We will bring to justice the criminals responsible for this despicable crime whoever they may be. Murder, riots, incitements, vigilantism: They have no place in our democracy," he said.

Rubi Demlin, a member of the Parents' Circle-Families Forum, called for an end to the bloodshed.

"We are the Parents' Circle-Families Forum. We are a group of Palestinians and Israelis who have all lost an immediate family member in the conflict. We want to stop the terrible bloodshed. We know that the pain of a Palestinian mother and the pain of an Israeli mother is the same pain, and that we have to act to stop this madness and this killing," he said.

The victim's family set up a mourning tent near a mosque in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

Relatives of the Palestinian youth said they were preparing a funeral but are still waiting to receive his body.

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