IDF to kindergartens in towns by Gaza: Keep kids inside

February 25, 2011 13:00

Order comes from fear of more firing from Gaza after two Grad rockets land in Beersheba; IDF tells residents to be alert over weekend.

Grad rocket landed in Beersheba

Grad rocket in Beersheba 311. (photo credit: Yasser Okbi/Israel Post)

The IDF on Friday instructed teachers to keep children from going outside to play in kindergartens located in towns near Gaza.

The order comes from concerns of further firing from Gaza after two Grad rockets landed in Beersheba earlier this week, causing building damage, with five people treated for shock.

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The IDF also instructed residents of towns surround Gaza to be alert over the weekend.

Soldiers responded to the Grad attacks late Wednesday night with a series of attacks throughout the Gaza strip on Thursday.

Palestinian news reports said one person was killed and three wounded in an IAF attack in Rafah. The IDF said the targets were linked to Hamas and had been involved in terrorist activity.

Commenting on the attack in Beersheba, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday, "I do not recommend that anyone test Israel's determination. We will not tolerate anyone bombing us."

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