IDF orders schools in Gaza periphery to remain closed tomorrow

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

The Israel Defense Forces orders schools to remain closed in Israeli communities around the Gaza Strip tomorrow in light of threats of continued rocket fire from the enclave.

However, the military eases some restrictions on residents of the area, allowing larger gatherings in indoor spaces of up to 100 people. Businesses can still only open if those inside can reach a bomb shelter quickly.

The IDF also maintains its requirement that schools and businesses in central Israel only be allowed to open if those inside have ready access to bomb shelters. Gatherings of up to 30 people are allowed outdoors and up to 300 people indoors, the military says.

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