Defense minister declares ‘special situation’ in in Gaza-area communities

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett declares a “special situation” in areas near the Gaza Strip amid rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.

A Defense Ministry statement doesn’t specify what the special situation entails, but says it applies to communities within 80 kilometers (50 miles) of Gaza. It will be effective for 48 hours, barring a decision to cancel it early or extend it.

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