Tel Aviv, Apr 2: Rocket alert sirens that sounded on Tuesday in Israeli communities near the border with the Gaza Strip were a false alarm, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) press service said.
"It appears to have been a false alarm," the service said.
Earlier in the day, the IDF stated that sirens sounded in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, located in Israel's Southern District.
Tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border have been mounting since last March, which marked the beginning of the Great March of Return. UNI