JERUSALEM, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli government on Tuesday instructed to shut down the Kerem Shalom border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, the military said in a statement.
The order came hours after Palestinian militants fired a rocket from the coastal territory which exploded outside the coastal city of Ashkelon, which broke the Egyptian-brokered truce reached three months ago.
There were no injuries in the attack, but a road in the vicinity sustained damage, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Xinhua.
"Kerem Shalom was closed following a government directive and in light of security assessments," the army said, adding that the crossing will return to "full activity" pending a governmental decision.
The site is open six days a week for limited movement of goods, including foodstuffs and construction materials, from Israel to Gaza.
The Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip remains open for the movement of humanitarian aid workers, authorized Palestinian medical personnel and "exceptional cases," the statement said.
An air raid siren alerting civilians to incoming rockets was not activated in Tuesday's attack, as is standard procedure in such incidents and the army said it would look into the matter.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack.