Hamas Islamic Resistance

Joint military statement by Hamas and Islamic Jihad following Israeli attack

29 May, 18

Joint military statement issued by Al-Qassam Brigades and Al-Quds Brigades:

Al-Qassam and Al-Quds Brigades announce their joint responsibility for the bombing of military positions and illegal Israeli settlements in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip with dozens of rockets and mortar shells, in response to the brutal Zionist aggression and crimes against our people and resistance fighters in the Gaza Strip.

In light of this retaliation, we confirm the following:

1- Today's retaliation is a result of the Israeli aggression against our people and resistance fighters in the last 48 hours.

2- Our joint retaliation is a declaration to all concerned that these Israeli crimes will not be tolerated.

3- We will not allow the Israeli Occupation to impose new equations by shedding the blood of our people. All options of resistance will be open no matter the cost while preserving the best interests of our people.

Al-Qassam and Al-Quds Brigades