TEL AVIV/GAZA: US President Joe Biden pledged solidarity with Israel on Wednesday (Oct 18) and stated a deadly blast at a Gaza hospital appeared to have been brought on by a rocket misfired by militants as he ended a Center East peace mission that was curtailed by the explosion.
Elevating fears of wider instability, protesters staged anti-Israeli demonstrations across the Center East over the fireball that engulfed the Al-Ahli al-Arabi hospital late on Tuesday, which Palestinian officers stated killed 471 folks.
They blamed an Israeli air strike, whereas Israel stated it was brought on by a failed rocket launch by the Gaza Strip’s Islamic Jihad militant group, which denied blame.
Biden promised extra help to Israel on the finish of his impromptu one-day go to to the nation, which is bombarding Gaza to attempt to root out militants from its ruling Hamas group after they killed 1,400 Israelis in a cross-border assault on Oct 7.
He stated of the hospital blast: “Based mostly on the knowledge we’ve got seen right now, it seems the results of an errant rocket fired by a terrorist group in Gaza.”
In Washington, the White Home Nationwide Safety Council echoed Biden, saying the US evaluation was based mostly on evaluation of overhead imagery, intercepts and open supply info.
Arab leaders responded to the lack of life on the hospital, which they blamed on Israel, by cancelling a summit with Biden in Jordan. This had been supposed because the second half of his rigorously choreographed itinerary for emergency conferences with allies to avert a wider Center East struggle.