IDF Home Front Command issued instructions for how to conduct daily affairs in the Gaza Belt area communities and others in the periphery following a situation assessment late Thursday.
The move reflects increasing tensions in the region and the growing feeling among Israelis that they’ll be back on a wartime footing sooner rather than later.
The list of instructions for communities included limits on the number of people in public gatherings inside and outside, depending upon their distance from Gaza.
Also in accordance with Home Front Command instructions, there are to be no studies in the periphery, on Friday in closed and limited places, and work only in places with protected spaces.
Farmers have been ordered to stay out of their fields. No agricultural work is being allowed in the Gaza Belt region on Friday.