Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, August 8, 2022
IDF to reassess safety restrictions on Gaza-area residents
The IDF is due in the coming hours to reassess the necessity of special safety instructions currently in place for residents of areas near the Gaza Strip.
Despite the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad holding for the entire night, the restrictions still remain in place. 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.
Officially, the restrictions are valid until 6 p.m. Monday, but they could be canceled earlier.