"This is a message to the world saying that the Palestinian resistance has the right to choose the time and the place for their actions,” he said.
A high ranking official from one of the Palestinian organizations told Ynet that the terrorist attack in Eilat was an operation coordinated between Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades and al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Fatah's military wing.
A senior al-Aqsa operative told Ynet, “The attack in Eilat was a natural response to Israel’s continued crimes in the West Bank.
“Each time the Israelis breach the ceasefire we will find a way to respond, be it through rocket fire or suicide attacks,” Abu Ahmad said.
'Israeli leaders stupid'
The al-Aqsa member said the bombing should not lead to the collapse of the agreed-upon truce with Israel as "the IDF killed and apprehended dozens of Palestinian activists during the period of calm."
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said, “The suicide bombing in Eilat came as a response to Israeli military policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as its ongoing boycott of the Hamas-led Palestinian government.”
"So long as there is occupation, resistance is legitimate," he said.
A spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees told Ynet that, “The Israeli leaders in their stupidity maintained that the cessation of suicide attacks was an Israeli success and not the result of an internal Palestinian decision. “
Associated Press contributed to the report