search

Gunfire from Gaza sets off Red Alert sirens on Home Front Command phone apps

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is a breaking news editor at the Times of Israel.

An Israeli soldier stands guard during a ceremony opening the newly completed barrier above and below the Israel-Gaza border, December 7, 2021.  (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
An Israeli soldier stands guard during a ceremony opening the newly completed barrier above and below the Israel-Gaza border, December 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Earlier this morning an alert was activated in an open area in southern Israel near the border with Gaza after machine gunfire came from the direction of the Strip.

A spokesperson for the military says the alert was activated on the Home Front Command application only, and sirens did not sound in towns in the region.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed