IDF says rocket sirens in south were a false alarm, Iron Dome triggered

The Israeli military says the rocket sirens triggered in southern Israel earlier this evening were a false alarm caused by a detection system that identified rocket launches when there were none.

Due to this false detection, two Iron Dome interceptor missiles were launched. Once it was determined that there were no rockets to shoot down, operators on the ground caused the missiles to self-destruct in mid-air in accordance with military protocol, the Israel Defense Forces says.