Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington D.C. earlier than expected as tension along the Gaza Strip continues to heighten.
Netanyahu arrived in Israel Tuesday, cutting his trip early following a Gaza rocket attack which injured at least seven people in Israel on Monday.
The prime minister went straight from Washington D.C. to military headquarters for consultations with experts.
Monday night Israeli forces fired back, bombing certain targets which prompted the Palestinians to fire rockets back in response.
According to reports, one of the Israeli targets was the military intelligence headquarters of Hamas.
Today, it was my great honor to welcome Prime Minister @Netanyahu of Israel back to the @WhiteHouse where I signed a Presidential Proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Read more: https://t.co/yAAyR2Hxe4 pic.twitter.com/gWp6nwRwsY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2019
Several schools in southern Israel cancelled class following the night of exchanged attacks.
Though Netanyahu faces an election in the coming weeks, he has made it clear that will not deter him from protecting the Israeli people.