Hamas tests rockets, launches several towards the sea

A rocket alarm was heard in the Gaza border communities area on Wednesday morning, which was later declared to be a false alarm, according to the IDF.

July 3, 2019 12:53
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A rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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A rocket alarm heard in the Gaza border communities area on Wednesday morning was eventually declared a false alarm by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Several rockets were reported to have been fired toward the sea, according to media reports.

Although no rocket was launched towards Israeli territory, it was revealed that shortly before the alarm was heard, Hamas tested several rockets by launching them towards the sea north of Gaza, according to Ynet.

On Monday morning, a similar event happened when a rocket alarm was heard in the Gaza border communities area and was also determined to be a false alarm.

Over the weekend, Israel reached an understanding with Hamas to stop the launching of incendiary balloons toward Israeli territory.

Ever since, there has been no reports of balloons flying over Israel, and these latest rockets launched toward the sea did not violate the agreements, thus the calm is maintained for now.

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