Evacuation of 9 Ofra homes continues
Rocket siren sounded near Gaza border turns out to be false alarmA Red Alert rocket siren was sounded in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council this afternoon. IDF forces searched for a rocket that reportedly landed in an open field. However, no rocket was discovered and the siren was ruled a false alarm.
A rocket siren was sounded this afternoon (Tuesday) in southern Israel’s Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. Shortly after the siren was activated, the IDF was informed that a rocket landed in an open field. IDF forces searched for the rocket in the field. However, no rocket was discovered and the siren was ruled a false alarm.
The rocket siren was sounded shortly after Israel’s State Comptroller Joseph Shapira released a report on Operation Protective Edge. The report harshly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli Security Cabinet. In addition, the report determined that the IDF failed to complete its main mission in Gaza.
Initial Report – A short while ago, sirens sounded in southern Israel. Details to follow.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) February 28, 2017
Yesterday, a rocket was fired toward Israel from Gaza. The rocket landed in an open field in southern Israel. The IDF attacked several Hamas terror targets in response to the rocket fire.
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