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Starting at 11:58 AM on Sunday, the Rocket Alert sirens began going off for communities along the Gaza border.

Update: The IDF says the Rocket Alert was a false alarm.


In IDF parlance, a false alarm can mean anything from no rocket was launched, the rocket fell short and landed in Gaza, or a rocket was launched and landed in Israel, but wasn’t going to hit in a populated area, so the siren should not have gone off.

When the sirens go off along the Gaza border, residents have seconds to run to a bomb shelter.