Shortly before the end of the eleventh day of the worst war in history between Israel and Hamas, the Ministry of Health of the Islamist Government of the Gaza Strip claimed that at least 500 people were killed in an Israeli attack on al-Ahli hospital. They were Palestinian refugees who had settled in the courtyard of the medical center and, according to some sources, there were several thousand of them. That was where the projectile fell.
The injured were rushed to other hospitals in the city, leaving very harsh images. Two hours later, Israel announced that the Army investigation carried out on the explosion in that same place in Gaza City indicated that it was the result of the failed launch of a Palestinian projectile. “Intelligence material from multiple sources in our hands indicates that Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed launch of the projectile that hit the hospital in Gaza,” the Israeli Army said in a statement. “An Islamic Jihad missile has killed many Palestinians in a hospital in Gaza, a place where lives must be protected,” denounced President Isaac Herzog on social networks in which Israeli media broadcast images of Al Jazeera and a camera. a border town about the supposed missed projectile.
While Hamas accused Israel of a “new war crime by the occupier,” the Palestinian president, Abu Mazen He declared three days of mourning for “the massacre” and decided to return to Ramallah from Jordan, thus canceling his meeting with US President Joe Biden scheduled for today. The hospital housed numerous sick, wounded and displaced people during the massive Israeli air offensive. In the West Bank, massive demonstrations were seen not only against Israel, but also against the Palestinian Authority itself, chaired by Abu Mazen.
The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacau ayer, Joe Biden this Wednesday and the French president Emmanuel Macron and the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak In the coming days, they arrive to show solidarity with the Israelis for the deadliest attack in their history (1,400 dead), which also caused victims and kidnapped people of more than 40 nationalities, and to express their wish that the war does not provoke a crisis of large dimensions in Gaza.
Biden will meet with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and surely survivors and relatives of those kidnapped in the Hamas attack on October 7. At noon, she will travel to Amman and was to participate in the summit with the king Abdullah IIthe Egyptian president, Abdelfatah A-Sisi and the president of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), Abu Mazen but was finally canceled by Jordan after the terrible news from al-Ahli hospital.
Biden arrives in Israel to reiterate diplomatic, military and personal support for Hamas, manage the hostage issue (14 are Americans), ensure that the military offensive minimizes civilian casualties, avoid a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and ensure that it does not explode a large-scale confrontation between Israel and the Shiite group Hezbollah. The Lebanese militia fired several missiles yesterday causing several injuries in Israel, which responded with attacks while four militiamen were killed while trying to infiltrate Israeli territory. The US wants to extract Israel’s commitment not to launch a pre-emptive strike against Hezbollah’s powerful arsenal while warning Iran not to test them.