A Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in a residential neighborhood of Sderot.
The rocket landed Sunday not far from the home of Mayor Eli Moyal, Ynet reported, and started a fire that was extinguished quickly by firefighters. No injuries were reported.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered all Israel-Gaza border crossings closed Monday in response to the attack.
An Egyptian-mediated cease-fire between Israel and the terrorist Hamas-run Gaza Strip has been breached by rocket attacks more than 36 times in the past three months.
“Everything is all right at home,” Moyal told Ynet. “The problem here is not a personal one but a political one. People are under the impression that there is a cease-fire, but a few dozen rockets have been fired at Israel since the truce went into effect.
“During the months of the cease-fire the Palestinian groups have armed themselves with thousands of more rockets.”
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