On Sunday night, Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system was mistakenly activated along the border with the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) later admitted that no rockets had been fired from the Palestinian side of the border at the territory of the Jewish state.
“All of the alarms were triggered by machine gun fire in Gaza. There were no rockets which fell inside Israeli territory,” IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis told reporters.
According to local media reports, both the late night “red alert” and the mistaken activation of the Iron Dome missile defense system came in response to Sunday’s live-fire drill being conducted by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.