The military announces it is closing down a number of roads and sites around the Gaza Strip, as well as train service in the area, fearing that they may come under attack shortly.
The IDF halted train service between Beersheba and Ashkelon, closed Zikim beach just north of the Strip, and barred visitors from lookout points on hilltops near the Gaza border.
In addition, the military closes off the Route 4 highway from Zikim to Kibbutz Nir Am, the Route 34 highway from Yad Mordechai to Kibbutz Erez, and the Route 232 highway from Mefalsim to the Kfar Aza Junction.
“We stress that you should not stop on the shoulders of the roadways during travel through the Gaza periphery for personal safety reasons,” the military says.
According to the Ynet news site, hospitals have been placed on high alert for attacks around the country.