Blue and White head Benny Gantz takes his candidate hat off and puts his defense minister beret on, stopping election campaigning to hold a security consultation following the rocket attack near Beersheba.
There continues to be confusion over whether Prime Minister Netanyahu was in the city at the time of the attack. A video appears to show Netanyahu being ushered swiftly out of a restaurant in the city, though it’s unclear if it was in reaction to the attack.
ראש הממשלה נתניהו בביקור במסעדה בבאר שבע הערב. במהלך שהותו בעיר שוגרה רקטה לעבר העיר והתפוצצה בשטח פתוח. pic.twitter.com/o4dvUwojtl
— almog boker (@bokeralmog) March 23, 2021
The Likud party maintains that the prime minister was on his way out of the city when the rocket attack occurred.