For the third day in a row, the IDF Home Front Command and the heads of a number of local authorities in the South decided Monday night to cancel school in all communities located between 7 km. and 40 km. from the Gaza Strip.
The closure applies to Ashkelon, Ashdod, Beersheba, Netivot, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi, Gedera, Rahat, Yavne, Lakiya and the Gan Yavne Regional Council. Classes will still be held in the Brenner regional council, the town of Yesodot, Bet Guvrin, Beit Nir, Gal-on, and Shomreyah.The cancellation does not apply to schools in the western Negev that are within 7 km. of the Gaza Strip.