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IDF begins to lift restrictions on communities close to Gaza, reopens roads

Security forces block roads near the border with the Gaza Strip on August 4, 2022 (Flash90)
Security forces block roads near the border with the Gaza Strip on August 4, 2022 (Flash90)

After the ceasefire held overnight, the Israel Defense Forces says in a statement that it will begin to lift restrictions imposed on residents of the Gaza border area.

All the roads in the region that have been shut for a number of days will be reopened, the IDF says in a statement. The roads had been shut since last Tuesday amid fears of attack ahead of the latest round of fighting.

In addition, residents of border communities are no longer required to stay in close proximity to a protected area.

Trains will be restarted between Sderot and Ashkelon at noon.

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