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On May 11, 2021, the spokesman of Al-Quds Brigades (AQB), the military wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), appeared in a video commenting on recent rocket attacks carried out by the group against Israeli targets.
The video, which was posted by Tura News, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq, showed spokesman Abu Hamza saying that Iranian-made rockets were used in the recent attacks on Israel.
"The resistance factions' use of the new rocket [...] Badr 3, which hit Ashkelon city, confirms without a doubt the significant progress made by the Al-Quds Brigades in the field of military manufacturing. This would not have been possible without the blood shed by the mujahedeen of the manufacturing unit, the genius of the Brigades' engineers, and the support of the Axis of Resistance, headed by the Islamic Republic in Iran, which has been generous with us in every aspect," he said.
It is worth noting that on its website, AQB published photos documenting the impact of its rocket attack on Ashkelon, as well as footage documenting another rocket attack, which it claimed targeted Tel Aviv on May 11, 2021.