In a joint press release, the Al Aqsa martyrs brigades, Salah El Deen brigades and Abu Al Reesh brigades, clamed responsibility for firing three homemade shells at Sofa crossing and the Israeli Negev town of Sderot.

The three groups stated in the press release that the shelling comes as a response to Israeli ongoing crimes against the Palestinians people, and the military air strikes again the residents in the Gaza strip.