Hamas Drill Sets Off Massive Iron Dome Barrage, False Alarms

The sirens sounded due to machine gun fire that took place inside the Gaza Strip.

There have already been several incidents along the border in recent days.

On Friday, Palestinians in Gaza plan to start "marches of return" to the fence to protest the Israeli occupation and the 11-year blockade imposed on the Strip.

A number of Palestinians on Saturday breached the frontier and tried to torch heavy equipment, following which Israeli jets attacked positions of Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza.

"No salvo was sacked at territory in the State of Israel".

"The [Palestinian] resistance is ready to confront any Zionist aggression against our people or land", Qassam spokesman Abu Ubaida said in an address delivered after a two-day military drill conducted across the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

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Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said the latest attempt by the Palestinian Authority to raise its status within the worldwide community and delegitimize Israel is a campaign to "establish facts on the ground by making detours and unilateral moves".

Speaking later last night, the head of Israeli military intelligence warned that further such incidents would make things worse for Hamas.

Israel has maintained a crippling siege of the Gaza Strip for more than a decade which it says is necessary to isolate Hamas, with whom it has fought three wars with since 2008. -Gen. Ronen Manelis told reporters.

Gazans are being called to march en masse toward the Israeli border fence that seals off the coastal territory from the Jewish state.

Israeli media reported multiple interceptions launched from Ashkelon following barrage of rockets fired from Gaza.

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