Netanyahu to Shorten Berlin Trip Due to Unspecified Security Threat

Jerusalem (Reuters) —
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. (Edi Israel/Flash 90)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday shortened a trip to Berlin scheduled for this week, according to his office, which earlier said he had held consultations “on developments in national security.”

The statements did not provide further details.

Netanyahu is due to depart for the German capital later on Wednesday. A preliminary itinerary circulated last week said he would return on Friday. But the new statement said he would return on Thursday.

Separately, he and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said they have been holding high-level discussions about a national security matter on which Israeli officials have declined further comment.

Yesterday, Gallant held a number of meetings with senior defense officials over the developments.

The meetings come after a mysterious explosion seriously wounded a man on a highway in northern Israel on Monday, which is being investigated as a terror attack.

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