Defense Minister Amir Peretz and Tourism Minster Yitzhak Herzog on Tuesday morning visited the Eilat bakery where a suicide bomber killed three Israelis less than 24 hours earlier.
At the end of the visit, Peretz was quoted by Army Radio as saying that Israel would "deal with the terror infrastructure that is preparing to carry out terror attacks to harm Israeli citizens."
"This is a very serious incident, and we will deal with it decisively," Peretz said. "We will protect the citizens of Israel and the tourist centers."
Herzog declared that Eilat would continue to be Israel's biggest tourist center. "The city is crowded with tourists, there are no cancellations, the hotels are booked up to some 50%. Eilat will continue to radiate confidence and serve as a tourist center," he said.