IDF lifts order to residents of Gaza-adjacent communities to stay in bomb shelter

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

The Israel Defense Forces removes a requirement for anyone within four kilometers (2.5 miles) of the Gaza border to remain in a bomb shelter.

This comes five and a half hours after the directive was issued.

The military says people in this area no longer need to remain in bomb shelters, but should stay in close proximity to a protected space, so they can quickly enter if there’s an attack.

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