Summer camp and educational institutions were closed in the south of Israel Tuesday as Hamas resumed rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

A directive from the IDF Home Front Command called for camps to be closed in all towns within 40 kilometers of Gaza. The directive covered communities close to Gaza as well as the larger towns and cities of Ashkelon, Beersheba, Ashkelon, and Kiryat Malachi.

Likewise, studies and examinations at education institutes, including at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, were aborted. The IDF also prohibited any event for more than 300 people from being held within a 40-kilometer (25 mile) radius of Gaza.

On Tuesday morning, hours after Israel announced Operation Protective Edge, Palestinian terrorists launched dozens of rockets from Gaza at southern Israel.

The Home Front Command also instructed the municipalities of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Beersheba, as well as regional councils in vicinity of Gaza, to prepare public bomb shelters for use.