'Code Red' in Hof Ashkelon Area False Alarm

Rocket alert in Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha'Esrai is false alarm, IDF reveals.

Tova Dvorin, | updated: 12:10

Gaza terrorists fire rockets (file)
Gaza terrorists fire rockets (file)
Albert Sadikov/Flash 90

A "code red" siren sounded in the Hof Ashkelon area Friday afternoon, in Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha'Esrai.

The IDF has now stated that the alarm is a false alarm, and that there were no hits, injuries, or damage. 

The alarm follows an attack last Friday, whereby a Qassam rocket was launched from Gaza into Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak.

Friday's attack - which thankfully did not result in any injuries - was the third such rocket attack since the August ceasefire with Gaza, and provoked a retaliatory strike by the Israeli Air Force.

The perpetrators of that attack are believed to be among the smaller Islamist and far-left splinter groups in Gaza, but Israel holds the Islamist terror group responsible for all attacks into Israeli territory given that it is Gaza's de-facto rulers.




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