"In light of the security events I made a decision to cut short my visit to the U.S.", Netanyahu said, calling the rocket fire a "heinous attack". The Israeli military responded with dozens of air strikes across Gaza, which injured four people. Earlier in March, the IDF scrambled combat aircraft to bomb Gaza after two rockets reportedly fired from there targeted Tel Aviv.
Israeli policemen and soldiers inspect a damaged house that was hit by a rocket north of Tel Aviv Israel March 25, 2019.
"In a few hours I will meet with [US President Donald] Trump and immediately return to Israel to control our actions on the spot", the prime minister said, as cited by his press service.
Israel's army said the rocket was sacked from the Palestinian enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas, raising the risk of another escalation between the two sides just ahead of April 9 Israeli elections.
The house hit was located in the community of Mishmeret, police said.
Palestinians in Gaza had thrown a number of explosive devices toward the border fence with Israel, one of which set off air raid sirens in the south of the country late Saturday, the army said.
Monday's attack came 10 days after rockets were fired from Gaza toward Israel's densely populated commercial capital of Tel Aviv.More news: Duke Basketball: Blue Devils begin NCAA Tournament against NDSU
These airstrikes followed two other airstrikes earlier today, on eastern parts of the Bureyc refugee camp, which injured three Palestinians.
Netanyahu said his decision to return to Israel was made after he consulted with Israeli military and intelligence chiefs.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility to Monday's incident.
One Palestinian was wounded in the strike, a medical source in Gaza said.
Netanyahu's visit to the United States was expected to include Trump's formal recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which it seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War. The territory is home to other Palestinian militant groups, including Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed armed organization that also has a formidable rocket arsenal. Netanyahu, who also served as defense minister, is locked in a tight fight for re-election and has faced heavy criticism from his opponents for what they say has been an ineffective response to Gaza militants.
At least 258 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since weekly border protests began almost a year ago. At the same time, there has been an uptick in violence in the West Bank over the past week, with a stabbing and shooting attack that left two Israelis dead near a West Bank settlement and Israel's killing of two Palestinians it said attacked troops.