IDF lifts Iran-strike restrictions on gatherings hours after saying they’d remain in place for another day

The IDF has decided to lift the Home Front Command restrictions it had put in place shortly before last night’s Iranian missile and drone strike.

The announcement comes several hours after the army declared that the restrictions would remain in place until Monday at 11 p.m.

Schools will be allowed to reopen, though this will only have a limited impact as most are currently on Passover break. However, the directive also covers daycares, universities, school trips and camps, which were originally supposed to operate tomorrow. It is unclear whether many of them will still be able to do so, given that the IDF announcement came shortly after midnight.

The updated guidance means that the restriction on gatherings of more than 1,000 people has been lifted, allowing sporting events and concerts to go as originally planned.

Restrictions on gatherings and educational activities that have been in place since October 7 for those near Israel’s northern and southern borders will remain so, the IDF says.

Home Front Command guidelines issued April 15, 2024. (IDF)

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