Netanyahu: Israel will respond ‘ forcefully’ to ‘criminal attack’

March 25, 2019 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday morning promised a forceful response to the “criminal attack on the State of Israel” after a rocket fired by Gazan terrorists hit and destroyed a home in central Israel and wounded several Israelis.

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In Washington for meetings with President Donald Trump and the AIPAC Convention, Netanyahu stated that he had been updated on the attack and has held a consultation with IDF Chief-of-Staff Aviv Kochavi, Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman and the head of the National Security Council.

“There has been a criminal attack on the State of Israel and we will respond forcefully,” Netanyahu declared.

The Israeli premier has decided to cut short his visit to the US. He will meet with Trump in a few hours and them will return to Israel “immediately afterward in order to manage our actions from close at hand,” he added.

Netanyahu will not be attending the AIPAC Convention

Gazan terrorists launched a rocket at the center of Israel early Monday morning, directly hitting and demolishing a home in Moshav Mishemert and wounding seven Israelis.

A woman in her 60s sustained moderate injuries, while another six Israelis, all members of the same family including a year old baby and a three-year-old girl, sustained light injuries from shrapnel and burns. Several of the family members made it into the safe room before the rocket hit the home.

Israeli politicians across the political spectrum have called for a harsh response against the Hamas terror group which rules Gaza.


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