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"We will not tolerate continued firing at Sderot," Davidi said. "Dealing with this in drips and drabs is not a workable plan."
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets, which indicates they were headed for heavily populated areas.
Police are searching Sderot for any additional rockets that hit the town.
"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.
"In Sderot, there's a different kind of Jew, one that says, 'Ad kan. That's it. We're done. We're not moving.' And that's a story that doesn't get told enough."
The imbalance caused by leftover munitions made it impossible to land the F-16, according to the IAF investigators.
Hamas has test-fired a long-range missile in what appears to be an escalation in its preparations for war against Israel.
Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi told Ma'ariv it would be "unacceptable" for his town to become the battleground for various Gazan factions to fight each other.
IDF tanks fired mortar shells at Gaza in response to a second rocket attack on southern Israel.
The swift retaliation represents a continued new policy instituted by Defense Minister Liberman of hitting back inside Gaza as soon as someone on that side violates the 2014 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
On Sunday afternoon, terrorists in Gaza decided to launch rockets into Israeli communities.
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system has just been deployed in Sderot to protect the Gaza Belt.
It all began when Israel hit back.
Liberman is changing the rules in Gaza, and it appears that from now on, a provocation, no matter how small, will be met with a fierce and destructive reaction.
Rocket alerts went off near the Gaza border and Sderot at around 2:25PM on Sunday.
Residents of Sderot marked the completion of a project to fortify their homes against rocket attacks.
A kindergarten building in Sderot is badly damaged in a Gaza rocket attack on the Sabbath.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett says he is expanding programs for Gaza Belt children this summer.
Once again southern Israeli families were forced to race for shelter from the Sabbath meal.