Golan Heights residents in bomb shelters after rocket siren activated

18 May, 2018, 01:01 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Sirens warning of incoming missiles sounded in several villages in the Golan Heights on Thursday a week after multiple rockets were fired at the area

What Happened: Warning sirens sounded in the Golan Heights, Al-Arabiya television reported May 17.

Multiple incoming rocket sirens went off across the northern parts of the occupied territory on Thursday afternoon, sending Israeli settlers scrambling to bomb shelters.

The IDF said in a subsequent statement that the Red Alerts were a "false alarm" but confirmed that the Iron Dome system had indeed been activated.

The Israel Defense Forces said the Iron Dome was activated but it later turned out to be a false alarm. The incident is being investigated a spokesman said

The Israel Defense Forces said the Iron Dome was activated (rocket battery pictured) but it later turned out to be a false alarm. Reports that the interceptor had hit an aircraft, however, were mistaken. The circumstances are being looked into. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, of launching the attack at the Israeli Golan Heights. The Iranian armed forces fired about 20 rockets at IDF positions on the Syrian-Israeli border.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese group, said the attack marked a "new phase" in the war in Syria.

On the contrary, Iran has been offering advisory military assistance to the Syrian government fighting all-out foreign-sponsored militancy.

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