In a joint press release, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh, and Popular Resistance committees claimed responsibility for firing two homemade Qassam shells towards the Israeli town of Siderot on Tuesday at dawn.

The statement also said that this attack came as a response to the assassination of the Al-Qudes Brigades leader, Ahmad Abu Sharikh, in the West Bank city of Nablus in an ongoing invasion to the city.