US President Biden Blames Palestinians for Massacre at Gaza Hospital

US President Joe Biden (L) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: via Israeli PM Twitter Page)

US President Joe Biden has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he believed Tel Aviv’s assurances that it was not responsible for the strike on al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City on Tuesday night, Russia Today reported.

“Based on what I’ve seen, it appears as though it was done by the other team, not you,” he assured the Israeli leader on Wednesday on a visit to Israel.

Biden said he was “deeply saddened and outraged” by the incident, which has claimed over 500 lives, according to Palestinian officials.

Biden, who arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday morning in a gesture of support, has pledged continued military assistance to Israel.

Later in the day, he was expected to travel to Jordan to meet King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Amman canceled the summit after the hospital strike, which it is pinning on Israel.

Netanyahu claims that Palestinian Islamic Jihad, another militant group allied with Hamas, likely caused the destruction at al-Ahli. He said it launched a barrage of rockets on a course that came close to the hospital. The group denies this.

(RT, PC)

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