Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has decided to cut short his visit to Washington after rockets fired from Gaza hit a village north of Tel-Aviv, wounding six Israelis. Netanyahu will fly back to Israel on Monday afternoon right after his meeting with President Trump.
Why it matters: The escalation in Gaza comes in the midst of the election campaign in Israel. Netanyahu is criticized from right and from left for his policy regarding Hamas in Gaza. This is one of the main issues which harms Netanyahu's image as "Mr. Security."