According to a European intelligence official who spoke to Agence France-Presse, Hamas greatly exaggerated the number of fatalities from the explosion that occurred on Tuesday near the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in the Gaza Strip in an effort to blame the Israeli forces.
“Neither 200 nor even 500 people died; more probable, 10 to 50,” the unnamed insider informed the news organization. Hamas-controlled health officials in Gaza asserted on Tuesday that the explosion in Gaza City had killed 471 Palestinians.
The terrorist group instantly placed the blame on Israel, claiming that the IDF intentionally hit the hospital.
As enraged protestors gathered in front of Israeli diplomatic missions, violence broke out in the region as a result of Hamas’s charges. On Wednesday, Israel provided convincing proof that a malfunctioning Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket struck the vicinity of the hospital.
According to IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, no Israeli air, ground, or naval strikes were underway in that area at the time of the explosion.
According to the U.S. President Joe Biden and the Pentagon have determined that an errant PIJ rocket was to blame for the incident based on the evidence that is now available.
The hospital blast, which looks to have been carried out by the opposing team rather than you, outrages and saddens Biden, who visited Israel on Wednesday to express support for Tel Aviv’s military campaign against Hamas.
Adrienne Watson, a representative for the U.S. According to the National Security Council, “our current assessment, based on analysis of overhead imagery, intercepts, and open source information, is that Israel is not responsible for the explosion at the hospital in Gaza yesterday.”