Red alert rocket siren near Gaza border towns prove to be false alarm

IDF official statement says no rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 18, 2016 20:28
Gaza Strip

Light streak trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel July 29, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The anti-rocket warning sirens that were activated in Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip frontier on Wednesday evening proved to be a false alarm, the IDF said.

The siren sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council, whose spokesman said earlier that residents reported hearing explosions.

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The siren came some ten days after a flare up of violence on the Gaza border which saw Hamas operatives target Israeli soldiers in several mortar attacks, followed by Israeli reprisals with tank fire and air strikes.

The tensions began after the IDF discovered a second Hamas attack tunnel snaking into Israeli territory from Gaza in the last month.

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