At 8:25am Sunday morning the Red Alert siren went off for Israeli communities along the Gaza border, indicating a possible rocket launch from Gaza.
Some residents in the area report hearing an explosion.
Channel 2 reported that the Gazans were testing a new rocket. They launched it and it landed within the Gazan borders.
The IDF spokesperson says it was a False Alarm, which appears to mean the siren went off because of the launch, but the siren shouldn’t have gone off, because it wasn’t going to hit in Israel.
At 8:54am An initial JewishPress.com inquiry with the IDF as to their exact definition of “False Alarm” in this case received the answer, the matter is “under investigation”.
9:14am The IDF verbally told JewishPress.com that “False Alarm” means the rocket was not going to hit an area in Israel that needed a siren, and therefore the siren should not have gone off. It does not mean that the IDF is confirming or denying whether or not there was a rocket launch within Gaza.
10:12am JewishPress.com received a written, updated definition of “False Alarm” from the army:
The term means that an alarm was activated, though without any launch from Gaza. It is important for me to emphasize that each incident is a case of its own and any more information about a ‘false alarm’ is not connected to the use of the term itself.
8:38am Initial report: Rocket launched from Gaza, landed in Gaza. Possibly training or testing on their part.
Channel 2 reports that the Gazans were testing a rocket.
8:32am Still waiting for confirmation one way or another from the army.
8:25am Rocket Alert – Kissufim x2
The Red Alert rocket alarm just went off twice, for Kissufim, Nirim, Ein HaShlosha along the Gaza border.
No update yet if it is real or a false alarm.