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Israel-Gaza Live Updates: Israelis fired three rockets in a limited attack

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the department will announce its decisions regarding the Israeli Defense Forces under the Leahy Act – which gives the Secretary of State the authority to withhold funding from units of a foreign military accused of human rights abuses – “in the coming days.”

The State Department could impose sanctions on the IDF and withhold aid to the military.

“I think it’s fair to say that you will see results very soon. I have made decisions, you can expect them in the coming days,” he told the press gathered for G7 meetings.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a statement on X saying no sanctions should be imposed on the IDF.

“In recent weeks, I have opposed the imposition of sanctions on Israeli citizens, including in my conversations with senior U.S. government officials. At a time when our soldiers are fighting the monsters of terror, the intention to impose a sanction on a unit in the IDF is the height of absurdity and a moral low point,” Netanyahu said on Saturday.

– ABC News’ Chris Boccia and Victoria Beaule


Foreign ministers issued a lengthy statement condemning Iran’s attack on Israel this weekend at the G7 meeting in Capri, Italy.

“We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, condemn in the strongest terms the direct and unprecedented Iran’s attack on Israel. April 13-14, which Israel defeated with the help of its partners. This was a dangerous escalation as Iran fired hundreds of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and drones,” the leaders said.

“We will hold the Iranian government accountable for its malicious and destabilizing actions and we stand ready to adopt further sanctions or take other actions now and in response to further destabilizing initiatives,” the leaders said.

They added: “In light of reports of strikes on April 19 (from Israel to Iran), we urge all parties to work to prevent further escalation.”

G7 leaders also called on Israel to do more to enable humanitarian aid to Gaza.

-Anne Flaherty of ABC News


The House of Representatives cleared a major procedural hurdle Friday in passing foreign aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan despite dozens of Republican defectors, with Democrats helping Speaker Mike Johnson avoid defeat.

The Israeli bill would provide roughly $26 billion in aid.

Its passage means the House will debate the bill Saturday morning before voting to send it to the Senate Saturday afternoon.


Three missiles were fired from Israeli warplanes outside Iran during Friday morning’s very limited attack, according to a senior US official.

The Israelis targeted an air defense radar near Isfahan, which is part of the protection of the Natanz nuclear power plant, the official said. The initial assessment is that the strike has destroyed the site, but the assessment has not yet been completed, the official said.

The attack was intended to send a signal to Iran that Israel has these capabilities, but had no intention of escalating the situation, according to the official.