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The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have deployed the country’s missile defense system Iron Dome after air attack sirens went off in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights on the border with Syria due to a false alarm.

The Israeli military stated that it was a false alarm that triggered missile sirens in the Golan Heights. Earlier, locals reported hearing explosions at the time of the alert.

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The IDF spokesman said that an investigation was underway and warned that “the reports regarding an aircraft that was identified and intercepted are false.”

​It should be noted that the reports regarding an aircraft that was identified and intercepted are false

Tensions on the border have been running high recently, with the latest incident occurring on May 10 when Iranian forces in Syria launched missiles at Israel which were intercepted by the Iron Dome, according to Tel Aviv. It prompted Israel to attack Iranian targets in Syria in what became the most intensive strike into Syria since the start of the civil war in the country.

Frictions between Tel Aviv and Tehran have been increasing of late, with Israel accusing Iran of having a military presence in Syria. Tehran has refuted these claims as groundless, though admitting sending military advisors to train troops loyal to Damascus.

Following reports in the media that Iran was preparing a response to April’s alleged Israeli attacks on Iranian facilities in Syria, the IDF announced its defense systems were “on high alert for an attack,” due to what it said was “irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria.”

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Source: Sputnik

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nothing can protect this illegitimate entity from its self fulfiling doom

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Be careful what you wish for as would it happen, the whole Mid-East would follow them becoming a giant radioactive parking-lot with spared areas plagued with nasty genetically modified viruses and populated by very contagious men-eating zombies… Actually, it’s probably one of the most legitimate entities in the region especially considering all these disgusting absolute monarchies or regimes that came to power through coups. Actually, if Israel is illegitimate, so is the kingdom of Jordan, formerly known as Arab-Palestine… Isn’t it a bit odd that Arab-Palestinians are reclaiming Jewish-Palestine and Jerusalem as a capital-city, a Jew city since forever, instead… Read more »