Red alert siren sounds in Gaza border communities, IDF says no rocket located

A military source said that the possibility was being checked that interior fire within Egypt may have set off the rocket alert siren.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 28, 2016 12:53
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Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. [File]. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A rocket alert siren sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council on the border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

The IDF stated that no rockets were known to have fallen in Israeli territory.

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A military source said that the possibility was being checked that interior fire within Egypt may have set off the rocket alert siren.

No injuries or damage were initially reported.

The siren came some two weeks after the IDF announced that it had located a tunnel infiltrating into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip.

It marked the first time that a tunnel had been located in Israeli territory since the end of Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014.

IDF officials surmised in the aftermath of the tunnel's discovery, that despite the existence of the underground portal into Israel, Hamas does not seek an escalation of hostilities at this time.

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