On Sunday night, Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system was mistakenly activated along the border with the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) later admitted that no rockets had been fired from the Palestinian side of the border at the territory of the Jewish state.
"All of the alarms were triggered by machine gun fire in Gaza. There were no rockets which fell inside Israeli territory,” IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis told reporters.
He added that the army would investigate the technical reasons for the rocket siren and Iron Dome activations.
According to local media reports, both the late night “red alert” and the mistaken activation of the Iron Dome missile defense system came in response to Sunday’s live-fire drill being conducted by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Sunday’s incident follows a Saturday night Israeli Air Force raid against a Hamas compound in Gaza, in retaliation for a border breach and an arson attack against an IDF engineering vehicle.
In December 2017, Hamas responded to Trump’s decision by announcing the beginning of the third "intifada."
The previous intifadas from 1987-1991 and 2000-2005 left hundreds of Israelis and thousands of Palestinians dead.