The Dimona suicide attack does not constitute a security breach from the Palestinian side even though the attackers came from the Gaza Strip, the Information Minister of the Palestinian caretaker government, Riyad Al Maalki, stated on Monday evening.On Monday midday two Palestinians from Gaza blew themselves up in a shopping mall in the southern Israeli town of Dimona. Two Palestinians and an Israeli woman were killed in the attack. Israeli sources also reported 10 people were injured.
Al Maalki’s statement came after a meeting of the Palestinian caretaker government in the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday evening. He also stated that the attack will not affect the ongoing Palestinian Israeli negotiations.
The Palestinian minister denied Fatah had anything to do with the attack. He concluded his statement by saying that his government denounces violence.
Three Palestinian resistance groups have claimed responsibility for the Dimona bombing, including the Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigades, an off-shoot of Fatah, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, the Abu Ali Mustafa brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and a previously unknown group called the National Resistance Brigades.