Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country holds the 'high ground and shall never give it up." This comes as a rocket strike in central Israel early Monday wounded seven people. Netanyahu made his comments while meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The developments set the stage for a potential major conflagration, shortly before Israel's upcoming elections. The rocket attack destroyed a residential home in the community of Mishmeret, north of the city of Kfar Saba, wounding six members of the family. The Magen David Adom rescue service said it treated seven people overall, including two women who were moderately wounded. The others, including two children and an infant, had minor wounds. The sounds of air raid sirens jolted residents of the Sharon area, northeast of Tel Aviv, from their sleep shortly after 5 a.m., sending them scurrying to bomb shelters. A strong sound of an explosion followed. The Israeli military said it identified the rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. The strike left a family home in Mishmeret in ruins, tiles and debris scattered all about. The family dog was killed in the explosion. Netanyahu, in Washington to meet President Donald Trump, held emergency consultations with military officials back in Israel and decided to cut his visit short, cancelling a planned address to the AIPAC conference and meetings with congressional leaders.
President Donald Trump on Monday accused the people responsible for launching the special counsel investigation of "treason" and says they "will certainly be looked at." But Trump did not specifying who he was referring to. Speaking in the Oval Office during a visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump told reporters, "There are a lot of people out there that have done some very, very evil things, very bad things. I would say treasonous things against our country." Trump added that, "Those people will certainly be looked at" and says: "I've been looking at them for a long time." The comments come a day after the attorney general told Congress that special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence Trump or his associates conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Trump said he is "glad it's over," but added, "We can never ever let this happen to another president again." Asked if he wants Robert Mueller's full report to be released to the public, Trump said it will be "up to the attorney general," but "it wouldn't bother" him at all. For his part, Netanyahu again thanked Trump for signing a proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and said the bond he and Trump share "serves the interests of Israel in ways that I cannot begin to describe ,"
A long-range rocket launched from the Gaza strip hit and destroyed a home north of Tel Aviv on Monday morning (March 25), Israeli authorities said. Adding that six people had been wounded in the first such incident since a 2014 war in the Palestinian enclave. The ambulance service in Mishmeret said an infant was among those rescued from the burning building. The strike came minutes after residents in the agricultural town were woken by air raid sirens - the Israeli military's warning of what it says was rocket launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. There was no immediate Palestinian confirmation or denial. Israel said two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv on March 14. It blamed Hamas Islamists, but a security official later said they had been set off by accident. This latest alleged attack comes at a time of high tension before the anniversary of Gaza border protests and two weeks ahead of Israeli elections. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who's currently campaigning for a fifth term, has announced he will cut short his trip to Washington. "This was a heinous attack," he said, promising a "strong response" from Israel.
The Israeli military carried out more air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza on Monday. Hours after a rocket launched from Gaza hit and destroyed a home north of Tel Aviv that morning. Israeli authorities say that six people were wounded. A Hamas naval position has been hit, as well as a large training camp in Gaza, according to Palestinian officials. But it's not immediately clear how many casualties may have resulted. Both positions were likely to have been evacuated, as Hamas had hours of notice that Israeli strikes were coming. Hamas also has not confirmed or denied their involvement in the initial rocket attack. Earlier this month Israel said two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv, blaming Hamas Islamists. But a security official later said they had been set off by accident. There is a heightened fear of escalation. The anniversary of the Gaza border protests is nearing and it's also only two weeks until Israel's national elections. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who's currently campaigning for a fifth term, has cut short his trip to Washington.
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