Israel news summary

Israel News for 3-26-19

Gaza Update
A ceasefire has been reached between Israel and Hamas. It comes after over 100 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza, at least 30 of which were fired after the truce was called. Over the last day Israeli aircraft and naval vessels struck hundreds of Hamas targets in Gaza including the Hamas military intelligence headquarters and the office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. PM Netanyahu approved every target hit by the IDF, before he left Washington to rush back to Israel.

A senior Hamas official said that the original rocket that hit and destroyed an Israeli house north of Tel Aviv was fired by order of Iran in order to hurt Netanyahu’s chances of winning the upcoming election.

Meanwhile, yesterday in Washington, President Trump signed a declaration officially recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.