Bank of Israel tells banks to close as rocket attacks continue

Iron Dome
Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ rocket defence system
Israeli Defense Forces

The Bank of Israel has told banks to cease non-essential work and close all but core branches as rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip continue.

Fighting erupted after an Israeli air strike killed a senior Palestinian commander on November 12. Rockets fired from Gaza have been answered by further bombing by the Israeli air force. There were no signs of tensions diminishing today (November 13).

Under the Bank of Israel’s “emergency procedures”, banks in vulnerable areas must close all branches

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