The Israel Defense Forces says that most of the military aims during Operation Breaking Dawn were achieved.
In a briefing to reporters, a spokesperson says that a “careful and gradual policy of returning to normal routine is required.”
Despite the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad holding for the entire night, many restrictions still remain in place for those living in communities closest to the border with Gaza.
This means educational facilities in towns near the Gaza Strip will remain closed, gatherings will be largely banned and residents will still need to remain close to bomb shelters.
Slightly looser restrictions are in place for the rest of the northern Negev and part of the Lachish region.