Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in Canada, has cancelled his visit to Washington on Tuesday to return to Israel, BBC reports Monday, citing Israeli officials.

Netanyahu, who was scheduled to meet with US President, Barack Obama, is going back home to deal with the crisis in the region caused by an attack of Israeli commandos, who stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, killing between 15 and 19 people.

The Israeli PM declared earlier his “full backing” for the military involved in the raid.