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Biden backs Israel’s blame for Gaza hospital bombing and says Israel has agreed to humanitarian aid entering Gaza

US President Joe Biden met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, on October 18, 2023, to discuss the war between Israel and Hamas.
US President Joe Biden met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, on October 18, 2023, to discuss the war between Israel and Hamas.

The latest developments in the Israel-Kazakhstan conflict:

  • US President Joe Biden, who is visiting Tel Aviv, has backed Israel’s blame for the hospital bombing.
  • Rockets hit the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, killing hundreds. Hamas blamed Israel; Israel blamed Palestinian militants; a spokesman for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement denied the group was responsible.
  • Biden announced $100 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians and vowed to provide Israel with everything it needs.
  • More than 1,400 Israelis and 3,000 Palestinians were killed.

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U.S. President Joe Biden, who arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday (October 16), appeared to support Israel in its response to a massacre at a Gaza hospital. Stand responsible for the massive explosion, which killed hundreds and sparked accusations and protests across the region.

“Based on the information we have seen so far; this appears to be the result of a rocket launch gone wrong by a terrorist group in Gaza,” Biden said in his speech. Gaza

officials said Israel was responsible for Tuesday’s explosion, but Israel denied fault and said A rocket fired by the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad mistakenly hit the hospital site. The Islamic Jihad movement denies responsibility.

National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said: “While we continue to collect information, based on analysis of aerial imagery, intercepts, and open source information, our current assessment is that Israel’s attack on Gaza yesterday There is no responsibility for the hospital explosion.”

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Biden’s visit to Israel was to show support for Israel after Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, killing more than 1,400 people. Israel has since declared war on Hamas and launched violent bombings of Gaza. The Gaza Health Ministry said about 3,000 Palestinians have died.

In his speech, Biden said that Israel had agreed that humanitarian aid could begin flowing from Egypt to Gaza and announced that the United States would provide $100 million in aid to the Palestinians. He vowed to provide Israel with everything it needed to defend itself but urged it to refrain from retaliatory actions.

“You cannot live by the rules of terrorists. You live by the rule of law. When conflict is justified, you follow the rule of war,” he said.

Referring to the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, Biden said that while the United States “has seen justice and received justice, we have also made mistakes.”

“I know leadership choices are never clear or easy. There are always costs,” Biden said. “But it requires careful thought; (it) requires asking very hard questions, clear goals, and an honest assessment of whether the path you’re on is going to achieve those goals.” Biden was scheduled to travel from Tel Aviv to Amman to meet with Jordan’s King

Abdullah Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss treatment of Gazans Humanitarian response. However, after the Gaza hospital explosion, the summit and the trip to Jordan were canceled.

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Genocide

Hamas militants accused Israel of being responsible for the bombing of the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, calling it “a crime of genocide that once again exposed the ugly face of this criminal enemy and its fascist and terrorist government.”

“Hundreds of casualties were reported, most of them displaced families, patients, children and women,” it said in a statement. The Palestinian Authority said about 500 people were killed.

IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari told reporters on Wednesday (October 18) that there was no structural damage to the building and no craters were formed, which were consistent with Israeli air strikes. He also accused Hamas of exaggerating the number of casualties.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke alongside Biden at a meeting of Israel’s war cabinet on Wednesday, said the world was angry about the hospital attack, “but that anger should not be directed at Israel, Target the terrorists instead.”

The blast triggered massive protests in cities across the Middle East, including in Lebanon, Iran, Tunisia, and Turkey, with demonstrators blaming Israel for the bombing.

U.S. leaders are committed to ensuring that Israel has everything it needs to defend itself.

Summit canceled

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, said on Tuesday, “Our Jordanian brothers said we cannot hold a summit under these conditions. … Only (one) thing makes sense – If he (Biden) calls for a ceasefire and says, ‘I will enforce it.'”

The White House issued a statement around the same time Biden left for Israel.

“After consultation with King Abdullah II of Jordan and in consideration of the day of mourning declared by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, President Biden will postpone his visit to Jordan and planned meetings with the two leaders and Egypt,” the statement said. meeting with President Sisi.”

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to allow Hamas to release the hostages it is holding and for Israel to allow unrestricted humanitarian aid to reach Gaza.

European Council President Charles Michel said on Tuesday that Israel’s actions to cut off basic services such as water, food, and electricity were “incompatible with international law”.

Israel has recently asked Palestinian civilians living in the northern half of Gaza to move to the southern areas along the Mediterranean coast. About 600,000 people responded by driving or walking to Israel.

But Israeli forces continued to launch airstrikes in southern Gaza, including on Tuesday morning, while also attacking Hamas targets in the north.

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is getting worse. Israel has blocked the delivery of basic necessities to the area. Electricity is limited, food and water supplies are dwindling, and hospitals say they are struggling to treat the wounded.

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