Israeli aircraft bombed several militants' sites in Gaza early Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave toward southern Israel.
The military said in a statement the airstrikes targeted military camps and a naval base for Hamas, the Islamic militant group controlling Gaza. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
On Saturday evening, Israel announced that its air defenses, known as "Iron Dome," intercepted two of three missiles coming from Gaza. Later, it said all three rockets had been shot down.
No Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. The Israeli army said Hamas was responsible for any attack transpiring in Gaza.
Cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza has ebbed and flowed in recent years. Last month, the two sides fought their worst round of violence in months.
Leaders from Hamas and the smaller but more radical Islamic Jihad are in Cairo, talking with Egyptian officials about cementing a cease-fire that would see some economic incentives and easing of restrictions on Gaza.
Hamas has fought three wars with Israel since seizing Gaza in 2007 and dozens of shorter skirmishes.
At least 37 Palestinian demonstrators were injured on Friday during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.
Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in Gaza, told reporters that among the 37 injured palestinians were 14 shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire.
He added that 10 children were among the injured.
Palestinian demonstrators resumed on Friday the weekly anti-Israel protests and rallies known as the Great March of Return which had stopped for three weeks.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the afternoon in five different spots along with the border with Israel in eastern Gaza, waving Palestinian flags and chanting anti-Israel slogans.
Eyewitnesses said several demonstrators cut the barbed wire of the border fence, while dozens threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed on the border.
In response, the soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds and prevent them from reaching the border fence, injuring dozens, they added.
The health ministry in Gaza said at least 313 Palestinians have been shot dead and more than 19,000 others injured by Israeli soldiers' live ammunition since the weekly protests started in late March last year.
At least five protesters were killed and several others wounded on Friday in an attack by gunmen on demonstrators in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a security source said.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continued on Friday its fighting against the epidemics in various areas of Yemen.
In the Red Sea coast areas, particularly in the cities of Hodeidah and Mocha, several mobile clinics were deployed by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).
Medical sources told Xinhua that the UAE's medical efforts which are being conducted through the ERC have managed to provide health care for more than 4,200 patients in Mocha and other remote areas of the Red Sea coast.
An official of Yemen's health ministry praised the UAE's humanitarian efforts and urged all local authorities to cooperate with the ERC.
The UAE is an active member of the Saudi-led Arab military coalition that has been fighting the Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015.
The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since late 2014, when the Houthis overran much of the country and seized all northern provinces including the capital Sanaa.
The prolonged military conflict has aggravated the suffering of Yemenis and deepened the world's worst humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country.
Anti-government protesters say at least 15 people have suffered stab wounds in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of their movement, after political parties and Iran-backed militia groups briefly joined them, raising fears of infiltration by authorities.
Lawmakers convened a parliament session Thursday to amend laws governing compensation to include victims of military operations, according to the session agenda seen by The Associated Press.
There were over a dozen knife attacks by the late afternoon when protesters aligned with political parties and Iran-backed militias withdrew from Tahrir, three demonstrators and a witness said. There were no fatalities.
Another protester who requested anonymity said the attacks, "might have been perpetrated by the parties or someone who wants to ignite problems with the parties."
Iraqi officials have repeatedly warned of infiltrators within the peaceful protesters seeking to coopt the movement.