The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visited the town of Sderot on Sunday, as part of her three-day Middle East tour.
Ashton left the Gaza Strip Sunday afternoon through the Erez crossing towards Sderot.
The EU envoy stressed the importance of her visiting Sderot and witnessing the rockets that have endangered the town's residents.
The rockets and residents affected by them, show how crucial efforts are in building an agreement, Ashton explained. A solution which recognizes and supports Israel's security must be reached, she added.
The envoy explained that she wants to see the building of an agreement, through discussions, which will bring Israelis and Palestinians living side-by-side in peace.