False Alarm Sends Israelis into Bomb Shelters

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The Times of Israel reports: Rocket sirens blared in Israeli communities north of the Gaza Strip on Sunday evening in what the military said was a false alarm.

The alarms sent thousands of residents of the Netiv Ha’asara and Yad Mordechai communities rushing to bomb shelters, following a tense few days after a rocket fired from the coastal enclave exploded outside a home in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. The Israel Defense Forces said it was investigating what triggered the system.

In a separate incident on Sunday, the IDF said a number of Palestinians breached the Israeli-Gazan border fence north of the Strip and threw explosive devices near the security fence. “The terrorists escaped back into the territory of the Strip as a result of fire directed at them by our forces,” the IDF said.

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