Beersheva, Ashdod and the Bnei Shimon Regional Council decided to reopen schools on Monday, and the Be’er Tuvia Regional Council east of Ashdod decided to start school an hour later than usual. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev announced classes would only begin at 12:00 p.m.
The Ashkelon Municipality and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council to the north of Gaza decided their schools would not be opened on Monday.
The terms of the ceasefire, which allegedly began at 4:30 am, were not publicized. Israel reportedly responded throughout the barrage by striking Hamas observation posts, warehouses and weapons facilities in Gaza.
Reports from Gaza indicate that 23 Gazans were killed and 60 wounded in the Israeli strikes.