Golan Heights residents in bomb shelters after rocket siren activated

Rocket siren in Golan Heights a false alarm Israeli military

Golan Heights residents in bomb shelters after rocket siren activated

Rocket warning sirens went off on Thursday on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the Israeli military quickly said it was a false alarm.

The Israel Defense Forces said the Iron Dome was activated (rocket battery pictured) but it later turned out to be a false alarm.

Last week, Israel attacked dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in what the military said was the most extensive strike in the neighboring country in decades.

Any reports of an aircraft being shot down over the region are also false, the statement added.

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The Israeli regime waged a full-scale war against Arab territories in 1967, occupying the West Bank, Lebanon's Shebaa Farms, and the mountainous Syrian region of Golan Heights.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) did not report any injuries on the Israeli side and said that at least some of the missiles were intercepted. Both Damascus and Moscow said that the Syrian army managed to shoot down over half of the missiles.

Background: On May 10, Iran and Syria launched a retaliatory strike against Israeli military targets in the Golan Heights, following weeks of escalating Israeli airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria.

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