Eleven Qassam rockets were fired at the western Negev since early morning Monday. One man was lightly injured and several others suffered from shock.
Additionally, a group of female soldiers suffered shock after one of the rockets landed near them. Magen David Adom paramedics treated the soldiers at the scene and evacuated them. All IDF troops stationed in Sderot are required to wear helmets at all times.
Tzalach a-Din brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) and the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed joint responsibility for the rockets fired at Sderot.
Only 811 out of the 3,000 pupils in Sderot arrived at schools Monday morning, as studies resumed. Some 161 preschoolers out of the 900 children in Sderot's kindergartens resumed their activities, in sheltered locations.