Netanyahu Cuts His DC Visit Short After Gaza Rocket Attack On Israel

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL - MARCH 04:  Israel's Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the launch of the Likud party election campaign on March 4, 2019 in Ramat Gan, Israel.  (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL - MARCH 04: Israel's Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the launch of the Likud party election campaign on March 4, 2019 in Ramat Gan, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
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March 25, 2019 9:45 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s cutting short his visit to Washington after a Gaza rocket attack on Israel.

Netanyahu described Monday morning’s rocket launch that struck a home in central Israel as a “criminal attack” and vowed to strike back hard. He says he will return to Israel to handle the crisis shortly after meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday.

An Israeli rescue service says the rocket from the Gaza Strip wounded seven people.

Netanyahu arrived in Washington on Sunday for what was to have been a three-day visit. He was going to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and was to be hosted at a White House dinner.

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