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Israeli air raid sirens malfunction

Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:12 PM   |   Comments

SDEROT, Israel, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Residents in southern Israel got a rude awakening early Saturday when air raid sirens went off accidentally, defense officials said.

The sirens went off at 1:20 a.m. in Sderot, Gan Yavne, Gedera, Kiryat Gat and Ashkelon, prompting many sleeping residents to get out of bed and head for shelter, Ynetnews reported.

The sirens had been sounding with regularity in November during Operation Pillar of Defense, during which more than 1,500 rockets were launched from the West Bank into Israeli territory.

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