False Rocket Siren Sounds in Israeli Town Near Lebanon Border

The false alarm comes at a time of mounting tensions on Israel's northern border

Dishon, March 23, 2015.
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Rocket siren sounded Tuesday in a town in northern Israel near the Lebanese border.

The Israeli army initially said it was looking into the incident in Dishon, a community located about a kilometer south of the border, but later said it was a false alarm.

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Last week, Syrian state media reported that regime air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on the strategic site of Tal al-Hara in southern Syria, which overlooks the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The missile attack resulted only in damage, and Israel then conducted an “electronic war” in which radars were subjected to interference, state media added.

Earlier this month, a rocket fired from Syria hit an Israeli ski resort on Mount Hermon, causing damage but no casualties. In response, the IDF struck a number of Syrian military targets in an overnight raid. According to Syrian state media, three Syrian soldiers were killed and seven wounded in the strike.