Iron Dome activated in the Golan despite false alarm

BREAKING: Iron Dome missile defense system activated and rocket-alert sirens sounded in 4 communities in the Golan Heights, sending residents to bomb shelters and safe rooms, in what the IDF says was a false alarm.

A message by the Golan Regional Council told its residents said an unidentified object that infiltrated Israel was intercepted by the Iron Dome, but the IDF dismissed that report as false.

Residents in the area said they heard and saw an explosion in the Golan sky immediately after the rocket-alert siren was sounded.