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Siren malfunction frays nerves in Jerusalem

Siren malfunction frays nerves in Jerusalem

A false alarm by air-raid sirens has rattled nerves among Israelis living in the Jerusalem area.
Schoolchildren were rushed to bomb shelters and jittery Israelis flooded emergency centers with phone calls.
The siren came as rockets from Gaza are falling across southern Israel, and on the same day as Lebanon militants fired a barrage into northern Israel.
Police say Wednesday's siren was caused by a malfunction.
Children at least one Jerusalem school were taken to a basement bomb shelter. Israeli ambulance services reported more than 200 calls from concerned residents.
Jerusalem has not been affected by the recent fighting.
One eighth of Israel's 7 million people are now in range of rockets from Gaza. Israel launched an offensive against Hamas in Gaza on Dec. 27 to halt years of rocket fire.


Updated : 2021-06-24 09:14 GMT+08:00