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Two rockets landed within Israeli territory. A third rocket didn't clear the border and landed within Gaza territory, according to the IDF.
The Gazan fire-kites also burned down hundred of acres of nature reserve.
A number of the traumatized residents were taken to a nearby hospital for medical care.
The soldiers all suffered shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.
The Red Alert incoming rocket warning system did not activate although it's not clear why.
The rocket landed in an open area on the Israel side of the southern border, in the Eshkol Regional Council district.
One building was damaged by a rocket. Attack happened during a birthday ceremony for IDF soldier Oron Shaul, z'l, whose remains are still held by Hamas.
"We say in clear language that we are strong, and determined, and we support the security forces."
Had it not been for the bomb shelter built into their home, they might not have survived to tell the tale.
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets, which indicates they were headed for heavily populated areas.
"We are asking residents as a precaution to remain near shelters or protected spaces."
An explosion was heard in Sderot but the rockets launched from Gaza didn't make it past the border into Israel.
At least two of the rockets was identified as having been launched from a site in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
"If some moron fell asleep during his shift and pressed the button by mistake -- I'll kill him!"
Israeli aircraft appeared only after Egyptian Air Force pilots completed their own missions in northern Sinai against Islamic State terrorist forces near Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid.
After an extensive search, it was determined that one rocket landed on the Gaza side of the security fence.
At least one of the rockets may have landed in the Mediterranean Sea just outside the city of Ashkelon.
IAF aircraft aimed air strikes at two infrastructure targets belonging to the ruling Hamas terrorist group.
The rocket exploded within seconds in the Sdot HaNegev Regional Council District.
The attack was launched after the Israeli Air Force bombed an ISIS terrorist base in Sinai, earlier in the day.
The imbalance caused by leftover munitions made it impossible to land the F-16, according to the IAF investigators.
Another attempted infiltration prevented. But Minister Bennett is now warning the question of war is no longer "if" but rather, "when."