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Home hit by a Gaza rocket in Ashkelon. Nov. 12, 2018

The city of Ashkelon announced late Thursday night that it, too, will close its schools Friday due to the risk of rocket fire, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 12 television news.

The announcement was made after Gaza terrorists launched their late-night attack on Israel shortly after 10 pm, violating the so-called “ceasefire” brokered by Egypt between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group for the fourth time since it began 5 am Thursday morning.

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No School Friday in Gaza Border Communities After Multiple Ceasefire Breaches

Community leaders have already announced their decision to close schools Friday in the Eshkol, Sdot Negev, Shaar Hanegev and Ashkelon Coast (Hof Ashkelon) Regional Council districts, as well as in the city of Sderot.

There were nearly a dozen ceasefire violations on Thursday alone. Within a 48 hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday, more than 450 rockets and missiles were launched at Israel from Gaza.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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