Supporters of Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian militant group Hamas held street parties celebrating the terrorist attack in downtown Tel Aviv.
Social media platforms were full of photos and videos of Palestinians cheering and distributing sweets following the attack that killed two and injured several Israelis.
In Beit Hanoun people held rallies to express support for the attack, with participants carrying posters of Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin, Salah Shehadeh -- a former leader of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades that is the military wing of Hamas – and Muhammed Deif, a commander of the brigades who has been Israel's 'most wanted' man for the last 26 years.
Hailing the attack, Mushir al-Masri, a senior official of the Iran-funded Hamas, told Al-Jazeera television that “Resistance operations are a natural response to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people”.
Describing the attack as “a heroic operation”, Hezbollah said in a statement that “the Palestinian resistance proved its power to confront the occupying regime” and that the series of “successful operations” indicate the Palestinians’ decision to continue fighting.
Iranian media affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) covered the story highlighting the “martyrdom” of the attacker, identified as 28-year-old Ra’ad Fathi Hazem from the Jenin refugee camp.
The shooting attack in the Dizengoff street is the latest in a wave that has claimed the lives of 13 people so far.