Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will not hesitate to take all steps necessary in the Gaza Strip late Monday night, as he boarded a plane returning to Israel from the U.S..
Following a rocket strike that hit a house in central Israel, which Israel Defense Forces say was fired from a Hamas position in southern Gaza on Monday, Netanyahu decided to shorten his four-day trip following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
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"We gave a very, very strong response, and Hamas needs to know that we will not hesitate to enter and do all the necessary steps," the premier said.
"I am returning from a historic visit to Washington and this is something that will be remembered for generations," Netanyahu added.
Following the prime minister's return, he says he will attend a security meeting held at the Kirya defense establishment headquarters in Tel Aviv.
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Netanyahu will not be delivering his planned speech at the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference on Tuesday morning. Yet he may deliver his speech over satellite from Israel.