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Lapid speaks with Gaza border community officials

Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks about the IDF operation in Gaza, August 5, 2022. (Kobi Elkatzur/GPO)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks about the IDF operation in Gaza, August 5, 2022. (Kobi Elkatzur/GPO)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid holds a phone call with mayors and leaders of communities of towns near the border with the Gaza Strip, his office says.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Lapid updated the officials on the military’s operation in the Gaza Strip, and requested that they instruct residents to follow the Home Front Command’s guidelines.

Lapid hears from the officials about their requests amid the escalation of violence, the PMO says.

Separately, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman says he is holding an emergency meeting in order to examine and implement immediate aid to Israeli victims.

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