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Gazans asked to report rocket fire Staff
Flier features phone number where Gaza residents can report Kassam attacks.
The IDF issued an appeal Saturday to residents of the Gaza Strip help prevent rocket fire on Israel. A flier distributed throughout Gaza featured a cellular phone number that Gaza residents can call to report Kassam rocket and mortar fire. The flier also warned Gaza residents to stay away from launching grounds, in order not to be caught in the IDF response, Army Radio reported. The flier was addressed to "the Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip," and proceded to warn that "the IDF will continue operations against terror organizations until terror attacks stop definitively. In order to avoid being wounded, stay away from the rocket-launching grounds!" It then continued with an appeal to Palestinians to protect themselves and their families: "You understand the harm caused to you by rockets fired from your home by irresponsible terrorists. Now, any resident can help protect himself and his family from the rocket launchers! Don't hesitate! To prevent rocket fire, call the telephone number [below] and report terrorist activity. Any information received will help protect you, your family, and your friends." The flier then concluded with a note of concern for potential informers: "Note: for your protection, call from a place where no one knows you." The notice was signed "Israel Defense Forces."

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