Sirens sound in settlements near Gaza border

Israeli soldier runs during an anti-Israel protest by Palestinians in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (File photo: Reuters)

Sirens sounded on Thursday in settlements near the border of Gaza city, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.

The sirens were not activated as a result of the launch of rocket-propelled grenades, the correspondent cited the Israeli army as saying.

This comes a day after Israel’s army said it was deploying reinforcements in the West Bank and near the Gaza border, amid Palestinian anger over US President Donald Trump's peace plan.

“Following the ongoing situation assessment, it has been decided to reinforce the Judea and Samaria and Gaza Divisions with additional combat troops,” the army said, using the biblical terms for the West Bank.

(With AFP)

Last Update: 07:05 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05