IDF to lift restrictions on towns within 40 kms of Gaza at noon on Sunday

The Israel Defense Forces has extended restrictions on movement and gathering for residents living up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Gaza Strip to noon tomorrow (Sunday). For towns and cities beyond the 40 kms, restrictions will lift at 6 a.m.

The IDF says the extension of the restrictions on residents near Gaza comes after an assessment held by military officials, following renewed rocket fire from Gaza at Israel on Saturday night. The rules were supposed to end at 8 p.m. tonight after a ceasefire agreement was reached for 10 p.m.

The Home Front Command rules mandate school closures, work closures — unless employees have a bomb-safe room they can reach in time — and limits to outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people. Indoor gatherings are restricted to 100 people in those areas.

Additionally, special education schools are permitted to operate in areas near Gaza, provided there is a bomb-safe room that school kids and teachers can reach in time.

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