Over 70 rockets and mortar shells were fired at the western Negev on Wednesday, prompting the area's regional councils to suspend school in favor of the students' safety.
- Gaza rocket fire continues unabated
PM vows to complete fortification of south
South's residents: We're living on borrowed time
On Wednesday night, the Eshkol, Sha'ar Hanegev, Sdot Negev and Hof Ashkelon regional councils announced schools will be open as usual on Thursday.
Sapir collage announced it will resume operations as well.
The Home Front Command's directive ordering residents and students to stay within close proximity to shelters, stands.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak toured the Iron Dome battery stationed near Ashkelon Wednesday, and vowed to complete the fortification of 1,700 homes located near the Gaza border.
"I've decided to endorse the recommendations presented by the defense and home front defense ministers to complete the area's fortification," he said.
Shahar Chai contributed to this report
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