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Iron Dome David Buimovitch/Flash 90

“Code red” alarms were heard Thursday morning in and nearby the city of Netivot, as well as in several communities in the Gaza vicinity.

According to the IDF, the Iron Dome missile defense system was activated following a false alarm.

"The IDF's Iron Dome aerial defense system launched one interceptor following a false identification. No launches were identified from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory," the IDF said.

Earlier this morning, it was reported that security activity was taking place in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip, as a result of which several roads were closed to vehicular traffic.

In recent days there has been an escalation in clashes between IDF forces and terrorists on the Gaza Strip border, which included the arson of security infrastructure and the throwing of objects and explosive devices at IDF forces.

In addition, there has been a significant increase in the number of kite terror attacks in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip, which have caused a number of fires.