Thursday, September 18, 2014

18-Sep-14: Incoming rocket alerts across Israel's southern communities just before noon

As we post this at exactly noon, multiple incoming rocket alerts (Tzeva Adom) have sounded in communities of southern Israel, in particular those bordering on the missile-infested Gaza Strip and in the vicinity of Ashkelon. Too early to know for sure what's behind the sirens - and always important not to treat warning sirens as explosions, though are also reports of residents hearing explosions. More when we know it.

UPDATE Thursday 12:30 pm: Times of Israel, quoting "an IDF spokesperson", is reporting that this is a false alarm. We are still checking.
UPDATE Thursday 7:30 pm: Reuters, quoting an IDF source, says this was a false alarm.

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