Israel is closing schools nationwide over security concerns, military spokesman Daniel Hagari said on Saturday, after Iran threated to retaliate for a deadly air strike on its Damascus consulate, Report informs via AFP.

There will be “no educational activities” when the school week begins on Sunday “in light of the security situation,” he said in a televised statement.

“Starting tomorrow morning (April 14) and over the coming days, educational establishments, day camps, and planned trips will not take place,” he said.

Israel will also limit the number of people allowed to gather outdoors to 1,000, with an even smaller number in border regions, where beaches will be closed.

There have been weekly protests in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem against the government and in favour of a hostage deal that have regularly drawn in many thousands of demonstrators.

The measures are set to last two days, according to online army guidelines.