Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday night that he "condemns all acts that target Palestinian and Israeli civilians."
Abbas said that the attack in the Hebron area was designed to "disrupt the peace process. and can't be regarded as an act of resistance."
Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said that the attack was intended to undermine the PLO's efforts to rally international support for the Palestinians's demands.
He said that the attack was in contradiction with the national interests of the Palestinians and the PA's strategic vision, "which combines political struggling with completion of the building of state institutions."
Fayyad called on Palestinians to abandon violence and maintain the path of peaceful popular resistance against settlements