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IDF instructs residents of Gaza border towns to remain at home, near shelters

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Residents of Israeli towns close to the Gaza border are ordered by the military to remain in their homes until further notice out of concern for further attacks from the Strip prior to the start of a ceasefire in a few hours.

The military says anyone within seven kilometers (4.3 miles) of the Gaza border should remain within close proximity of their bomb shelter until further notice.

“Travel and activities are totally forbidden in open areas in this region,” the Israel Defense Forces says.

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