Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered commercial and humanitarian crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip closed as ofWednesday morning after a homemade Palestinian shell was fired at an Israeli area adjascent to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday at night.

The borders are to remain closed for two days and on Thursday Barak will decide on whether to keep them closed or reopen them again.

The homemade shell landed in a field located near the Israeli Negev town of Sderot causing no injuries or damages.

The Israeli government and Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza began a truce on 19 June.

According to the terms of the ceasefire , Hamas will cease the firing of homemade shells into Israeli territory, and in exchange, Israel will lift the 12 month-blockade and cease all military attacks against the Gaza Strip.