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Rocket-warning sirens blare in Jerusalem, several explosions heard

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement at the Knesset (Israel's parliament) in Jerusalem, December 22, 2020. Yonatan Sindel/Pool via REUTERS

JERUSALEM, May 9 (Reuters) - Rocket-warning sirens sounded in Jerusalem on Monday and several explosions were heard, minutes after an ultimatum from Gaza's ruling Hamas group for Israel to withdraw forces from two flashpoints in the city went into effect.

Hamas claimed responsibility for a rocket strike. There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.

Writing by Dan Williams

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