Rocket launched from Lebanon, Archive
Rocket launched from Lebanon, ArchiveAyal Margolin/Flash90

Israel's war against Hamas, dubbed Swords of Iron, entered its 18th week on Saturday. The war began on October 7th, the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, when Hamas launched an assault by land sea, and air, massacring over 1,200 and taking 240 Israelis and foreigners hostage. As the war continues, IDF forces continue to advance through southern and central Gaza as terrorists continue launching rockets at the Jewish state from Lebanon and Gaza.

Since the war began on October 7th, 562 IDF soldiers have fallen in the line of duty, 225 of them fell after the the ground offensive began.

Red alert sirens continued to sound in northern Israel on Sunday morning and afternoon. The IDF stated that the sirens in the morning hours were the result of a false alarm.

Live updates:

Sunday, 1:21 a.m.: A suspicious aerial target was intercepted by air defense fighters, triggering the siren earlier in Kibbut Kadarim.

Sunday, 1:07 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Kibbutz Kadarim, northern Israel.

Saturday, 6:21 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Saturday, 6:16 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Ramot Naftali, northern Israel.

Saturday, 6:15 p.m.: Throughout Saturday, sirens sounded multiple times in northern Israel, warning both of hostile aircraft infiltration and of incoming missiles.

Among the locations where sirens sounded on Saturday morning and early afternoon were Avivim, Ramot Naftali, Rosh Hanikra, Hanita, Betzet, Ya'ara, Liman, Matzuva, Kfar Blum, Sde Nehemia, Shlomi, Amir, Arab al-Aramshe, Zar'it, Shamir, Malkia, Yiftah, Dishon, Gonen, Neot Mordechai, Kfar Szold, Lehavot Habashan, and the Mevu'ot Hermon Regional Center.

The IDF early Saturday afternoon reported that sirens in northern Israel warning of a hostile aircraft infiltration were a false alarm.

"Following the sirens sounded in northern Israel regarding a hostile aircraft infiltration, it was determined to be a false identification," the IDF said. "The incident has concluded."

"A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military compound in the area of Bint Jbeil and a Hezbollah observation post in the area of Markaba.

"In addition, on Friday, IDF fighter jets struck a military command center and military site in Lebanon used by Hezbollah’s aerial defense unit.

"Hezbollah’s military activity south of the Litani River in Lebanon, including the use and storage of armaments, is a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. The IDF will continue to defend Israel’s borders from any threat."

Friday, 11:35 p.m.: Live updates are stopping at this time in honor of the start of Shabbat in North America, and will resume on Saturday night, upon the conclusion of Shabbat in Israel.

Friday, 5:52 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona and the Upper Galilee region.

Friday, 5:05 p.m.: With the start of Shabbat in Israel, Arutz Sheva-Israel National News' North American desk will continue to update the site.

Friday, 12:16 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Friday, 9:58 a.m.: A short while ago, the IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted a suspicious aerial target above the Haifa maritime space. In accordance with protocol, no sirens were sounded.

Friday, 2:54 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported overnight Thursday that the Israel Air Force attacked buildings in the center of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

According to the reports, five people were killed in the attacks.

Thursday, 11:11 p.m.: Launches identified towards Meron in northern Israel.

Thursday, 11:00 p.m.: Sirens in northern Israel.

Thursday, 7:40 p.m.: Missile sirens in Dovev and Tzivon in northern Israel.

Thursday, 5:29 p.m.: According to Arab reports a Hezbollah regional commander was eliminated in an airstrike on a vehicle in southern Lebanon.

Thursday, 4:51 p.m.: Hostile aircraft infiltration in northern Israel.

Thursday, 4:07 p.m.: Sirens sound in Shaar Yashuv and Snir in northern Israel.

Thursday, 3:25 p.m.: Following the numerous launches identified from Lebanon toward the areas of Metula and Mount Hermon in northern Israel, earlier today, IDF artillery struck the sources of the fire.

Additionally, a launch was identified crossing from Lebanon into the area of Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel earlier today. IDF artillery struck the source of the fire. Moreover, IDF fighter jets struck military compounds used by the Hezbollah terrorist organization in the areas of Kfar Kila and Tayr Harfa in southern Lebanon earlier today.

Thursday, 3:18 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Arab al-Aramshe and Zarit in northern Israel.

Thursday, 2:47 p.m.: An antitank missile hit a home in Shtula in the western Galilee, causing a great deal of damage.

Thursday, 1:27 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, a community near the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, 1:16 p.m.: At least three rockets were fired towards the southern city of Sderot. One of them was intercepted, and the other two fell outside the city.

At this stage, there are no reports of injuries or damage.

Thursdya, 1:11 p.m.: Sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza border.

Wednesday, 6:33 p.m.: Media outlets in Gaza are reporting an airstrike on a vehicle in Rafah. According to the reports, Majdi Abd al-A'al, the special police force in the city, was killed in the strike. Reports claim he was in the middle of protecting the humanitarian aid trucks entering the Gaza Strip

Tuesday, 4:10 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 1:07 p.m.: Sirens sound in Misgav Am, northern Israel.

Tuesday, 12:20 p.m.: This morning terrorists launched several projectiles toward Margaliot in northern Israel. Following the attack sirens sounded warning people of the imminent threat. IDF artillery retaliated and struck the sources of the fire.

As a result of the attack, two IDF soldiers were lightly injured and evacuated to a hospital to receive medical treatment. Their families have been notified.

Earlier in the day, IDF fighter jets targeted a Hezbollah military base near Marwahin in southern Lebanon. Additionally, overnight, IDF jets attacked Hezbollah's operational facilities near Meiss El Jabal, also in southern Lebanon. The IDF artillery also targeted several locations in southern Lebanon to remove potential threats.

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m: Sirens sounded in Rosh Hanikra in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 9:10 a.m.: Following the alarms in Margaliot several launches were identified from Lebanon toward an IDF installation near the moshav. The IDF responded with artillery.

Tuesday, 8:18 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Margaliot in northern Israel.

Monday, 3:58 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Avivim and Yir'on, northern Israel.

Monday, 8:35 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Yad Mordechai, a community near the Gaza border.

Just prior to this, it was confirmed that eight missiles were fired from Lebanon in the barrage on Dovev and Bar'am in northern Israel. Missiles were located in Bar'am. The IDF is responding with artillery fire towards the source of the missiles. No injuries were reported.

Monday, 7:40 a.m.: Sirens sound in Dovev and Bar'am, in northern Israel.

Sunday, 11:24 p.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah operational command center and a military compound in the town of Yaroun.

The IDF also struck a Hezbollah observation post in the town of Maroun El Ras.

Sunday, 3:49 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 3:23 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 3:00 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 2:22 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 2:05 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 1:59 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 12:03 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 11:29 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 11:25 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 10:53 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.