While the nation’s school children will be returning to the classroom today, Tuesday, following Chanukah vacation, the IDF Homefront Command reports schools within 30km (18 miles) of Gaza will remain closed.
This includes Ashkelon, Ashdod, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Rahat, Ofakim, Gan Yavne, Sderot, and Netivot. In addition, the regional councils of S’dot Negev, Eshkol, Chof Ashkelon, Shar HaNegev, Lachish, Yoav, Shafir, Merchavim and Yoav will remain closed. Schools will open in Beersheva and Yavne.
The Homefront Command also prohibits an assembly of over 100 people in the areas mentioned.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)