The Tel Aviv Municipality opened its public bomb shelters to residents on Tuesday in order to "provide an optimal response for residents if necessary" in the event that escalations in the South reach the Center.

The Home Front Command also instructed Tel Aviv residents top prepare for utilizing protected rooms and shelters in their private homes.

The order to prepare the city's bomb shelters came only hours before Iron Dome intercepted a rocket just south of Tel Aviv as air raid sirens sounded in central Israeli cities for the first time amid recent escalations.

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