Militants and terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched a series of rockets into Israel Monday after multiple airstrikes destroyed a handful of Hamas-controlled targets throughout the region.
“Gaza militants launched at least 10 rockets Monday evening in their latest barrage of fire after Israeli forces struck key targets including the offices of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The barrage of rockets from Gaza hit Israeli towns around the border, including a house in the town of Sderot. No one was injured,” reports Fox News.
Hamas terror must end! pic.twitter.com/ts7AaPA0BK
— Israel Foreign Ministry (@IsraelMFA) March 25, 2019
“Israel will not tolerate this. I will not tolerate this,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House Monday afternoon.
“Israel is responding forcefully to this wanton aggression,” he added. “We will do whatever we must do to defend our people and defend our state.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
MAKING HISTORY: President Trump Signs Proclamation Recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli Territory
Flanked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a joint press conference inside the White House Monday, President Trump signed an official proclamation recognizing the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory.
The Commander-in-Chief signed the order hours after a rocket attack from inside the Gaza Strip destroyed a home outside of Tel Aviv; prompting Netanyahu to cut-short his visit to Washington and return to Israel to oversee his military’s response.
NEW: President Trump signs a proclamation to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu https://t.co/Tct68IEMC9 pic.twitter.com/XPdzY9MamV
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) March 25, 2019
“This was a long time in the making. It should’ve taken place many decades ago,” said the President at the signing ceremony.
Israel gained control of the Golan Heights during the Six Day War of 1967 and officially annexed the region into Israel in the early 1980s.
The international community considers the area “disputed territory” and views development and housing construction by the Jewish State as a violation of international law.
TRUMP: It’s Time to Recognize ‘Israel’s Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights’
President Trump called-on the United States government to officially recognize “Israel’s Sovereignty” over the Golan Heights Wednesday; ending decades of dispute after the Jewish State seized the territory during the Six-Day War of 1967.
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” tweeted the President.
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
Israel took control over the Golan Heights in 1967 and officially annexed the region in 1981.
The international community has yet to recognize Israel’s claim to the territory and views the construction of new settlements there as a violation of international law.