Netanyahu Returning To Israel Following Rocket Attack

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he will cut short his trip to the United States after a rocket attack near Tel-Aviv wounded seven people.

Netanyahu, who arrived in Washington on Sunday for a four-day visit ahead of an April 9 Israeli election, said he would fly home immediately after meeting President Donald Trump at the White House, as planned, later on Monday.

“In light of the security events I have decided to cut short my visit to the US,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “In a few hours I will meet with President Trump; I will return to Israel immediately afterwards in order to manage our actions from close at hand,” he added.

Netanyahu had been scheduled to speak at the AIPAC policy conference on Tuesday.

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