One of the rockets landed near Kibbutz Erez, and one man was lightly hurt by shrapnel. Another two rockets landed near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, and another one apparently landed in the sea.
Earlier Sunday, another five Qassam rockets landed in the western Negev. One rocket landed dozens of meters from Sderot's outdoor market, while the other apparently fell in an open area outside town.
A third rocket was fired at 2 p.m. and landed in an open field in town. Minutes later, another Qassam was launched and landed in an open area north of Sderot, followed by the fifth rocket. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Olmert: We have no intention of staying in Gaza
The number of rockets fired at the southern town of Sderot since January this year crossed 900 on Sunday. The rocket in Sderot caused panic among the hundreds of shoppers who were at the market at the time of the attack. A pregnant woman who suffered from shock was evacuated to hospital, and was later sent to the delivery room.
Parents of the students of the neighboring school "Hanativ Hayeshivati" were also alarmed by the rocket and quickly arrived at the school to take their children home.
In a cabinet meeting Sunday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that "the objective of the operation in Gaza is one – reducing Qassam fire at Israel and halting terror activities against citizens in the south of the country."
He stressed that, "That's the one and only objective … We have no intention of staying in Gaza or occupying it."