A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit south of the city of Ashkelon (pop. 170,000) earlier today.

Date: 26.02.13     Following an Israeli government directive and in light of security assessments, Kerem Shalom Crossing will be closed.
Erez Crossing will remain open for medical cases, humanitarian aid or exceptional cases.
Kerem Shalom and Erez Crossings will return to full activity following a government directive.