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Children run into a shelter during a Red Alert siren warning of incoming rockets fired from Gaza in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.

The city of Ashkelon has cancelled school for Monday due to the present security situation.

“Continuing to assess a situation that took place a few minutes ago, Mayor Tomer Glam decided to cancel school tomorrow at all the educational institutions in the city, including special education,” the city spokesperson said in a statement.


“In the face of recent security tensions and the uncertainty we face, I have decided not to take a risk on our children’s lives and to cancel education in all educational settings in Ashkelon,” the mayor was quoted as saying.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization has continued to launch rocket attacks at southern Israel throughout Sunday evening, beginning at around 5:30 pm and continuing with barrages at approximately 90 minute intervals.