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Fresh sirens in Gaza border communities warning of rocket fire

Israel's Iron Dome aerial defence system intercepts a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip above the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, on May 12, 2021. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)
Israel's Iron Dome aerial defence system intercepts a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip above the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, on May 12, 2021. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

Sirens are now sounding every few minutes in a number of Gaza border communities, warning residents of incoming rocket fire.

Col. (Res) Hilik Sofer of the Home Front tells Army Radio that its crucial that instructions are followed when rocket alerts are heard.

“The range of targets for the firing [of rockets] is widening,” he says. “If you hear a warning, you are in danger — no matter if you are in Beersheba or Tel Aviv.”

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