Hamas and Islamic Jihad had earlier denied responsibility for the rocket fire. “We reject any irresponsible attempt to destroy the Egyptian efforts,” to reach a ceasefire agreement with Israel, the joint statement said, “including the rocket fire last night.”

However, Manelis dismissed the groups’ claim. “Only Hamas and Islamic Jihad have these type of rockets,” he said.

Manelis also provided more details on the IDF response.”We struck 20 targets, including a terror tunnel,” Manelis said. “We will continue to maintain a high level of readiness of all our forces.”