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Sirens Sound in Golan Heights

Rocket alerts sound in northern Golan Heights, making 3 in one day after sirens in south due to rocket misfire in Gaza.

Tova Dvorin, | updated: 15:10

View from Israeli Golan Heights of fighting in Syria (file)
View from Israeli Golan Heights of fighting in Syria (file)
Basel Awidat/Flash 90

Residents of Israeli communities in the northern Golan Heights rushed to their shelters for a second time in a matter of minutes Monday afternoon, after rocket alert sirens sounded.

In the first incident, sirens were heard in towns and villages including in Odem, Al-Rohm, Bukata, Majdal Shams, Misada, Neve Ativ, Ein Kaniyeh, and Nimrod.

Shortly after, sirens sounded once again.

According to the IDF, the alarm was sounded as a result of "spillover" from the Syrian conflict, as rebels and regime forces battle it out across the border.

The army is carrying out a sweep of the area, and security sources say so far no signs of a rocket or any other projectiles have been found.

It is the third alert siren to sound Sunday, after a false alarm in the Gaza Belt area, which was triggered when a rocket fired at Israeli civilians fell short and struck inside Gaza.