After nearly six months without incendiary balloons, five fires broke out in the Gaza border communities. At least three of them were caused by incendiary balloons.
Rocket fire came as city of Sderot inaugurated drive-in movie theater and shortly after change of command of the Gaza Divison.
The rocket, a Katyusha, did not explode, according to reports.
Rocket fire comes a week after last barrage from the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.
It adds to 24 hours of tension in Iraq that coincided with American Independence Day. There were claims the US had deployed a C-RAM system to confront threats to its embassy and other facilities.
Al-Hadath said sirens had been heard at the large US embassy compound. Akhbar media said a missile had been launched at the US embassy. Al-Ghad media said that 3 rockets landed near the embassy.
The rocket fired from Gaza was the first in about 40 days.
Turkish Trade Minister Rushar Pekcan said one of the customs agents was killed and several others wounded, including four in critical condition.
Moyal suffered a heart attack a week and a half ago. He served as mayor between the years 1998-2008, during a time of rocket attacks on the city.
“We have failed to come up with an end game for either Gaza or any of the Palestinian chapter.”