Israel fires missile defences near Lebanon after misidentification

Israel mistakenly identified a threat near its border with Lebanon. PHOTO: AFP

JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - Israel activated its missile defences on Thursday (May 19) after mistakenly identifying a threat near the border with Lebanon, the Israeli military said.

The incident also set off air raid sirens in parts of northern Israel.

"Due to a misidentification, the air defence soldiers launched interceptors and as a result an alert was activated,"the military said.

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