MK Avigdor Liberman
MK Avigdor Liberman Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Liberman on Friday evening placed the blame on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the rocket attack on Sderot.

The rocket, fired by Gaza terrorists shortly before 9:00 p.m., exploded near a home in the city, causing damage to the home and a parked bus, but no physical injuries.

In response, Liberman wrote on Facebook, “There is no deterrence against terror in Jerusalem, there is no deterrence against the rockets from Gaza, there is no security for Israelis, there is no Prime Minister in Israel!”

Opposition leader MK Yitzhak Herzog responded to the rocket attack as well, calling on the government to start taking action to restore security to Israeli citizens.

"The lack of security of Israeli citizens is a serious reality which we must not accept. We all deserve security in Jerusalem, in Sderot and everywhere else in the country,” said Herzog.

“It’s time to stop the talk and the unfounded slogans, use the power that Israel knows how to use when it comes to striking terror and take regional and international actions that will change the face of the region,” he added.

Friday’s attack marked the first time since the Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014 that a Gaza rocket landed inside Sderot.

However, Friday’s attack is the latest in a series of rocket attacks from Gaza, though quite a few of them have missed the mark and actually landed in Gazan territory. In one incident two weeks ago, Palestinian Authority-based media reported that one rocket exploded in the vicinity of a Gaza home, causing casualties.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)