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Rocket sirens in Golan Heights was a ‘false alarm’: Israeli military

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This picture taken on May 7, 2018, shows an Israeli Iron Dome defense system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells. Syria. / AFP / JALAA MAREY
  • Local residents said they heard a blast at the time of the sirens
  • On May 10, Israel said Iranian forces in Syria fired rockets at it, but they were intercepted by its Iron Dome defense system

JERUSALEM: Rocket warning sirens went off on Thursday on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the Israeli military quickly said it was a false alarm.

“It appears to have been a false alarm. The IDF’s (Israel Defence Forces) Iron Dome aerial defense system was activated. The circumstances are being looked into,” the military said in a statement.

Local residents said they heard a blast at the time of the sirens, but they were not sure what had caused it.

Tensions are high along the frontier. On May 10, Israel said Iranian forces in Syria fired rockets at it, but they were intercepted by its Iron Dome defense system.
Israel then launched its most intensive air strikes into Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war. It said it targeted Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria.