Residents of Israeli communities near Gaza told they can leave shelters

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Residents of Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip are told they can leave their bomb shelters, some four hours after they were instructed to enter them amid regular mortar fire from the enclave.

However, the military calls on residents of communities within four kilometers (2.5 miles) of the border to still remain within close proximity of a bomb shelter.

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