President Trump signs proclamation recognizing Israel sovereignty in Golan Heights

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UPDATED 10:32 AM PT — Monday, March 25, 2019

The president recently sounded off on Israel’s right to defend itself, following a Hamas rocket attack on the Gaza Strip.

During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, he signed a presidential proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights region.

President Donald Trump smiles at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, after signing a proclamation in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Trump signed an official proclamation formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Netanyahu announced he was cutting his U.S. visit short in response to the strikes. He also said Israel will not tolerate aggression on the strip, adding, his country is prepared defend itself.

This comes after Israel’s military began launching counter strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.

The Israeli prime minister also thanked the president, saying Israel has never had a better friend than President Trump.

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