Red Alert Missile Warning Attack Sounded

Kever Yosef. Photo by Yaakov naumi / Flash90
Kever Yosef (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

Residents of the Gaza border area were sent to bomb shelters Thursday afternoon after a Red Alert siren warning was sounded. The warning came about 12:50 Thursday afternoon. No missiles were seen or heard entering Israeli airspace, leading officials to believe that the warning may have been a false one. A later report said that the missile had been launched at Israel but fell short of the Gaza border fence. It is not known if the missile caused any injury or damage in Gaza.

Arabs rioted at Kever Yosef in Shechem Thursday morning as Jews attempted to daven shachris at the site. IDF troops intervened to quell the riots. No injuries were reported among Israelis.

Overnight Wednesday, security officials said they arrested 5 wanted security suspects in Judea and Samaria. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.

During the activity, soldiers entered a house in Hevron and discovered 11 firebombs that were prepared for use. The soldiers confiscated the firebombs and arrested the residents of the house.

Also Wednesday night, dozens of people were arrested in a riot in the Arab village of Kfar Manda. The rioters threw rocks, stones, and bricks at each other. Police engaged in anti-riot tactics to break up the activity. Two people were injured and evacuated to a nearby hospital. Police said that the riot broke out over differences in opinion among residents regarding upcoming elections for the town council.