Hamas, Islamic Jihad claim responsibility for mortar attack
Al-Qassam and al-Quds Brigades, the armed wings of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movements, announced their joint responsibility for Tuesday’s barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired at Israeli settlements neighboring the Gaza Strip.
Al-Qassam and al-Quds Brigades said in a joint statement that the attacks came in response to Israeli aggressions on the Palestinian people and resistance fighters in the last 48 hours.
“Our joint retaliation is a declaration to all those concerned that the Israeli crimes will not be tolerated,” they added.
The Brigades stressed that they will not allow the Israeli occupation to impose new facts on the ground by shedding the blood of the Palestinian people.
The statement was concluded by a warning that all options will be open to the Palestinian resistance factions, who will keep the Palestinian people’s interests a top priority, no matter what the cost is.