PM Netanyahu praises President Trump over elimination of Soleimani: US has the right to defend itself
BREAKING: PM Netanyahu praised President Trump over the elimination of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani. “Just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right,” Netanyahu said.
“Qassem Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent people. He was planning more such attacks. President Trump deserves all the credit for acting swiftly, forcefully, decisively”, PM Netanyahu said.
Qassem Soleimani was eliminated in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport. The White House said President Trump ordered the strike in the early hours of Friday.
Muslim terrorist Qassem Soleimani was targeted while being driven from Baghdad airport by local Iran-backed terrorists from the PMU terror group.
The deputy head of the PMU, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandes, a close Soleimani associate, was also eliminated in the strike.
PM Netanyahu decided to cut short his trip to Greece and return to Israel following the elimination. The Mount Hermon ski resort in the Golan is closed to skiing and checkpoints were set up in northern Israel, as the country braces for possible retaliation from Iranian-backed terror groups in Lebanon and Syria.
In addition, Israel has raised its security alert levels at its missions abroad.