False rumors attributed to the Home Front Command are circulating on WhatsApp urging Israeli citizens to stay close to shelter around 12:16 p.m..
The message says: “A message from the Home Front Command: at 12:16 the IDF will strike Gaza hard. At that time, please be near a shelter. The message applies to all citizens of Israel. Please pass on this message urgently to other groups.”
The IDF’s Home Front Command denies it sent the message.