The army ordereds residents of communities near the Gaza Strip to remain in their bomb shelters and other protected spaces, in light of the massive barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the coastal enclave.
This includes residents of the towns of Netivot and Ofakim, which are not normally as affected by Gaza rockets as communities closer to the border. Residents of the cities of Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ashdod are told to stay within close proximity of bomb shelters and protected spaces.
The military also preemptively cancels school for Tuesday in the Gaza border region. In addition, businesses are ordered closed, along with government offices, unless they are considered essential, the army says.
Read more at Times of Israel.