In a statement released on its website, the Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades said it fired "C-3 Jerusalem rockets," adding that the attack "came as a natural response to Zionist violations against the Palestinian people and holy places." The statement also said rocket attacks would continue "until the liberation of Jerusalem from the Zionist occupiers."
In a separate statement released by Islamic Jihad, the terror organization vowed to continue to attack Israel.
"The real solution lies in resistance," the statement said, adding: "The al-Quds Brigades – the military wing of Islamic Jihad – confirms that the option of resistance and attacking the enemy wherever he is the only way to get rights and dignity… based on the law of the jungle."
The statement added that the recent rocket attacks were in line with Islamic Jihad's "principled position on the resistance and striking the enemy," and called on all Palestinian "factions and resistance forces to adopt the choice of resistance and reject all attempts to circumvent it."
Islamic Jihad also threatened "more painful strikes as long as mujahedin (holy fighters) were targeted," citing Israeli anti-terror activities in the West Bank which killed three Islamic Jihad commanders.
On Sunday, Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shehab told reporters in Gaza he was "pleased" to hear that 54 families had decided to leave the rocket-battered town of Sderot, a report by All Headline News said.