The al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility on Monday morning for firing mortars at Israeli troops invaded an area, east of Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. In a press release, the brigades stated that the fighters managed to fire several mortars at armored Israeli military vehicles and jeeps invading the area.

It stated that resistance is a legitimate right to any nation living under occupation, and that it will counter any Israeli military aggression.