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Grad Rockets Hit Israel as Initial Reaction to 'Zionist War Crimes'

Hamas says the Islamic Jihad movement claimed responsibility for the Grad rocket that fell at 5:30 a.m. on Israeli settlements.

Israel after being struck by Grad rockets
Photo courtesy: Hamas

(GAZA CITY) - In response to Al Shijaiya massacre committed by Israeli occupation and caused of killing 4 Palestinian civilians, including children, Palestinian resistance factions launched on Wednesday 23 March 23, a number of Grad missiles and mortars on the Israeli military bases and settlements near the Gaza border.

Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza headed by Al Qassam Brigades vowed to avenge the death of eight Palestinian martyrs who were killed on Tuesday by Israeli occupation tanks and air jets.

Al Quds Brigades, the Military wing of the Islamic Jihad declared that the Brigades will avenge the assassination of 4 Jihad members who were assassinated by Israeli fighter jets east of al Zeitoon neighborhood east of Gaza city.

Israeli media sources reported that Grad missiles hit the Be’er Sheva city and south of Ashdod, while other mortar shells hit the border settlements adjacent to the Gaza border in kibbutzim Alumim and Sa'ad.

Schools in Be'er Sheva were closed Wednesday following the Grad attack, Israeli sources said.

The Islamic Jihad movement claimed responsibility for the Grad rocket that fell at 5:30 am on Israeli settlements. A statement issued by the organization said, "This is an initial reaction to the Zionist crimes against our people in Gaza."

Source: News release issued by the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades in Palestine, (the military wing of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas).

To learn more about Hamas, visit this report: If HAMAS is a Terrorist Organization, What Does That Make Israel? by Tim King from

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