A Red Alert siren was heard in towns surrounding the Gaza Strip on Monday night. Despite reports of explosions, The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit clarified that no rocket remnants were found in the area and no findings pointing at a launch were detected.
Rocket fire (archive) Photo Credit: Kobi Richter/TPS
A Red Alert siren went off in towns near the Gaza Strip border in southern Israel on Monday night. Residents reported sounds of explosions in the area.
No casualties or damage were reported. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit clarified that no rocket remnants were found in the area and no findings pointing at a launch were detected.
Since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, dozens of projectiles have been fired from Gaza at Israel. Some of these landed in southern Israel while others were either intercepted by Iron Dome batteries or fell in Gaza. Earlier this month, three mortar shells were fired from Gaza.
A day after the mortar shells were fired, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel News Company that Iran has been supplying Gaza-based terror groups with rockets and mortar shells. “Hamas is deterred…the problem is that Hamas is losing its deterrence against the extreme Salafi elements that are backed by Iran,” he said at the time. “They are receiving money, support and ideology from global jihadist figures and Iran.”