Code Red alerts sounded, Iron Dome activated following false alarm in southern Israel
BREAKING: Code Red rocket sirens sounded and an explosion was heard in the Hof Ashkelon area in southern Israel.
Defense officials say there have been no immediate reports of missiles launched into Israeli territory.
According to the IDF, Iron Dome and sirens were activated following a misidentification of rockets fired by Hamas terrorists towards the sea.
The false alarm triggered the Iron Dome to fire an interceptor missile. There were no injuries or damage.
Arab sources in Gaza denied the launch of rockets into the sea. According to Arab reports, the red alerts were triggered by a quad-copter drone that circled over Zikim beach in southern Israel, before it was intercepted by the Israeli air defense system.