IDF tells residents in south to stay near bomb shelters until further notice

The Israel Defense Forces instruct residents of towns near the border with the Gaza Strip to remain close to bomb shelters until further notice, as the military anticipates intensifying rocket attacks.

Residents are instructed to stay in the protected space for 10 minutes after hearing a rocket siren, says the military

Military spokesman Daniel Hagari tells reporters that the IDF will conduct a new assessment at 8 a.m. and decide whether or not the order will remain in place.

Meanwhile, the IDF says it has targeted a series of observation posts belonging to the Hamas terror group along the border with the Gaza Strip, in response to renewed rocket fire.

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