Smoke billows as Palestinian fighters launch rockets from Gaza City, Gaza, on May 10, 2023. Photo/Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency
GAZA ROUTE – Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad in Palestine, confirmed they fired two rockets into Israeli-occupied Jerusalem.
This recognition was revealed in a statement sent to the mass media on Friday (12/5/2023).
Al-Quds Brigades stated it was the first time they had fired rockets at an Israeli-occupied city, in response to Israel’s constant bombardment of Gaza.
“We are expanding our range of fire because of the continuous Israeli bombardment of Gaza, as well as in response to the Israeli assassination of resistance leaders,” said the Al-Quds Brigades statement.
While the Israeli army did not immediately comment, Israeli media confirmed the rocket launch and reported rocket sirens heard in the town of Beit Shemesh and elsewhere.
Israeli media also revealed explosions could be heard in Jerusalem, noting that they may have resulted from Israeli defense systems.