According to the British government, a severe explosion at a hospital in Gaza was probably caused by a missile that was accidentally launched from Palestinian territory rather than an Israeli attack.
According to an intelligence assessment, “the British government judges that the explosion was likely caused by a missile, or part of one, that was launched from within Gaza towards Israel,” Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a statement to members of the House of Commons.
The result agrees with estimates of the cause of the explosion at the al-Ahli hospital on Tuesday made by U.S. and French officials.
Officials in Gaza, which is governed by Hamas, attribute the explosion’s over 500 fatalities to an Israeli airstrike.
According to a U.S. intelligence analysis, between 100 and 300 Palestinians were likely killed. The explosion was most certainly brought on by a rocket fragment that landed on the ground, according to The Associated Press’ examination of videos, satellite images, and photos. British legislators heard Sunak say that the U.K. aided in ensuring that “a constant stream of aid” reached Gazan residents who were “suffering terribly” while simultaneously supporting Israel in its conflict with Hamas.
Twenty million pounds ($24 million) in the UK were announced. humanitarian assistance to Gaza.