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President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to condemn rocket attack on Israel than the President under an executive order signed the recognition of the Golan heights as Israeli territory.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a proclamation was at his side, President Trump on Monday signed officially, the recognition of the disputed Golan heights as part of Israel, marking an unprecedented move by trump in the strengthening of US-Israeli relations.
“This was a long time in the making and it should have taken place many years ago,” Trump said prior to the signing of the proclamation.
Trump’s pronouncement came only a few days after he tweeted his support for the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights.
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Netanyahu, of the accused before the Iran try to use a terrorist network to target Israel from the Golan heights, praised trump for his proclamation – calling the move “historic” and “priceless” for the defense of the Jewish state.
“It was so important for me to come here and I thank you,” Netanyahu Trump said. “Israel has no greater friend than you.”
The Israeli leader added: “Israel is the high ground taken by the has proven to be invaluable to our defense.”
The Golan heights is a large plateau, which is located in a disputed area along the border with Syria. It has been occupied by Israel since it was seized from Syria in 1967. Israel claims that the region is a crucial buffer zone between the nation and the conflicts in the Middle East such as Syria eight years of civil war has a time limit in the vicinity of the Golan.
While the United States has tried in the past to remain neutral in the conflict over the Golan heights — which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 during the Six-day war — the trump-administration relationships, to Israel on other fronts. In the year 2017, Trump long U.S. policy broke with the decades in Jerusalem and saw the city as the capital of Israel, to describe a current State Department report on human rights continued the tradition and used the term “Israeli-controlled” rather than “Israeli-occupied” Golan heights, the West Bank and Gaza.
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While he set aside trump during the press conference on the proclamation, Netanyahu, the cut of his Washington trip struck shortly after an early-morning rocket attack from the Gaza strip, in a house in Central Israel and injured seven people.
Netanyahu held emergency consultations with the military, in Israel and canceled a planned address to the AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby group and meet with congressional leaders. The Israeli military announced on Monday that he has begun to attack the Islamic militant group Hamas in Gaza after rocket.
“Israel will not tolerate I will not tolerate,” the Israeli leader said. “Israel is responding consistently to this wanton aggression.”
The strike came at a sensitive time for both sides. Netanyahu, came locked in a tight race for re-election, under intense criticism by his rivals on Monday and faced tough pressure back to hit on the Hamas.
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Hamas, meanwhile, is facing perhaps his toughest test since seizing control of Gaza 12 years ago. An Israel-Egyptian blockade imposed to weaken Hamas, associated with sanctions by the rival Palestinian authority, and mismanagement by the Hamas government have all fueled an economic crisis.
Hamas has been conducting the weekly protests along the Israeli border for the past year, in the hope of easing the blockade, but the demonstrations, in which some 190 people were killed by Israeli fire, have done little to improve the conditions.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.