Schools were scheduled to reopen in Ashkelon on Friday amid relative quiet experienced in the South on Thursday after three days in which more than a hundred rockets were fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Ashkelon Mayor Benny Vaknin decided to cancel studies on Thursday after consulting with defense officials.

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Six rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since Hamas said late Wednesday that it was ready to cease hostilities at Egypt's urging.