Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed from the stage at a campaign rally Tuesday after rocket sirens began blaring overhead.
Video shows Netanyahu’s security pushing him out of the auditorium in the Israeli city of Ashdod, which is located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the northern border of the Gaza Strip.
The Israel Defense Forces said the rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip. It retaliated by striking 15 targets in Gaza overnight.
The incident follows an announcement made earlier Tuesday, in which Netanyahu said Israel would annex portions of the West Bank if he is reelected.
Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government in May, forcing Israel into unprecedented snap elections slated for September 17.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday was rushed off the stage during an election campaign rally after sirens began blaring indicating that a rocket had just been launched in the region.
In a video posted to Twitter by Kahn News reporter Amichai Stein, Netanyahu is seen being whisked away by his security detail during a campaign speech in the coastal city of Ashdod, which is located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the …read more
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