Israeli FM accuses Hamas of orchestrating Jerusalem violence

The confrontations have come at a time of increased tensions following a string of fatal attacks inside Israel, arrest raids in the occupied West Bank and rocket attacks into Israel launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel says such constraints are a security measure.In Gaza, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum blamed Israel for the violence. None of the rockets have actually triggered any damage or injuries inside Israel, however they have set off sirens in parts of southern Israel and outraged homeowners there. A misfired rocket also landed inside Gaza on Friday, taking off near a house and U.N. school and gently injuring two people, according to local officials.On Sunday, Israel closed its crossing with Gaza, barring some 12,000 Palestinians from going to work in Israel.

The conflicts have come at a time of increased stress following a string of deadly attacks inside Israel, arrest raids in the occupied West Bank and rocket attacks into Israel launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel states such restrictions are a security measure.In Gaza, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum blamed Israel for the violence. A misfired rocket also landed inside Gaza on Friday, blowing up near a home and U.N. school and lightly wounding 2 people, according to regional officials.On Sunday, Israel closed its crossing with Gaza, disallowing some 12,000 Palestinians from going to work in Israel.

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