Israel awaits details of explosions, sirens after possible missile attack

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Israel awaits details of explosions, sirens after possible missile attack
Reports of sirens in southern Israel and foreign media reports of those sirens being near Dimona and also involving “a Patriot missile being fired” broke Thursday.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
APRIL 22, 2021

Reports of sirens near the city of Dimona and explosions in central Israel represent the kind of sum of all fears that people go to bed with and hope not to wake up to. These are the reports in the first hours of Thursday morning around 2am. They began with reports of sirens in southern Israel and foreign media reports of those sirens being near Dimona and also involving “reports of a Patriot missile being fired,” according to Al-Hurra.

They go along with Iranian media reports at Fars News of the sirens and an explosion in Israel that could be heard as far away as the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Jerusalem and Modi’in. Reports at Shahab Arabic news also said that Beduin communities near Dimona said they heard sirens and explosions. These were also heard in the hills of Hebron. The unusual number of reports and their extent represent a serious incident that is unusual.

It comes on the heels of Iranian media claiming that an explosion in central Israel two days ago may have been “deliberate.” Likely a propaganda story, it nevertheless goes along with another Fars news report about Iran using a drone to conduct surveillance of a US carrier. Only days ago the Kayhan newspaper in Iran, linked to regime, called for Iran to target Dimona, according to to expert Yossi Mansharof. The Iranian media had called for “action” against Dimona claiming they would strike at an Israel “nuclear facility” in retaliation for an incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility. Just after two in the morning there were reports on social media of sonic booms and air strikes in Syria. It was unclear the extent to which this was accurate or what was unfolding. Open source intelligence accounts online speculated. That a Fateh ballistic missile had been fired at Israel from Syria. Others postulated about an attack from Iraq or Yemen by pro-Iran proxies.

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