On May 17, rocket sirens were activated in the Golan Heights and several Israeli sources reported that the Israeli Army’s Iron Dome anti-rocket system had launched at least one missile. Some sources claimed that the Iron Dome had intercepted a rocket launched from southern Syria, while other reported that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had been shot down by the system over the Golan Heights.
According to Syrian pro-government activists, the Iron Dome system in the Golan Heights launched one missile, which fell in the southern al-Quneitra countryside. However, the activists didn’t provide more details.
Few minutes after the incident, Avichay Adraee spokesman for the Israeli Army announced that a “false alarm” resulted in the activation of the rocket sirens and the Iron Dome system in the Golan Heights. Adraee added that the Israeli Army is currently investigating the causes of the “false alarm”.
— افيخاي ادرعي (@AvichayAdraee) May 17, 2018
A tension between Israel and Syria has been on the rise since May 10, when more than 50 rockets were launched at the Israeli Army positions in the Golan Heights from Syria, resulting in a series of Israel airstrikes on Iranian and Syrian military positions.