Home Front Command cancels special instructions for southern Israel

The Home Front Command announced on Sunday the cancellation of the special instructions imposed on the Gaza border communities following the escalation in Gaza over the weekend.

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Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups said Saturday night that a ceasefire has been reached with Israel after more than 200 rockets fired from Gaza to Israel and IDF attacks on dozens of terror targets in Gaza.

A senior Israeli defense official said in response to the reports of a ceasefire: “Only the facts on the ground would dictate our response.”

Over 150 Code Red rocket alerts have been sounded across the Gaza border communities, as well as in Sderot and Ashkelon, since 1:35am when the IAF strikes in Gaza began.

A family of four Israelis were lightly wounded from shrapnel of a Gaza rocket that landed near a home in the city of Sderot on Saturday evening. Another rocket landed near a synagogue in the city.