Hamas blames US for deadly hospital strike

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The US is ultimately responsible for the bombardment of Gaza’s Al-Ahli Hospital by allowing Israel’s “brutality,” according to Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Haniyeh stated that the bombing will “mark a watershed moment” in his group’s fight against the Jewish state.

“The Americans who provided unrestricted cover are to blame for the Baptist [Hospital] massacre.” “Whoever supports Israel is responsible for its violations in Gaza,” he stated on Tuesday night in a televised broadcast.

“The hospital massacre confirms the enemy’s brutality and the extent of his feeling of defeat,” Haniyeh continued, adding that “this massacre will constitute a turning point and a flood added to the flood of Al-Aqsa,” alluding to Hamas’ ongoing offensive against Israel.

On Tuesday, an apparent missile strike devastated the Christian-run Al-Ahli Hospital, also known as the Baptist Hospital. Palestinian officials accused Israel of targeting the plant, but Israel blamed the explosion on a stray rocket fired by the Islamic Jihad militant group, despite the fact that a government spokesman appeared to take responsibility soon after the strike.

The strike killed 471 Palestinians and injured over 314 others, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, which called the attack “an Israeli massacre.”

Israeli aeroplanes had been conducting continuous airstrikes on Gaza for more than a week at the time of the strike. Throughout this period, American politicians have expressed their support for Israel and vowed additional military aid to the Jewish state. Speaking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden said that the strike “was done by the other team, and not by you.”

Biden claimed that he went to Israel “for a simple reason: I want the people of Israel and the rest of the world to know where the United States stands.”

Protests and rioting erupted across the Muslim world, prompting Jordan to postpone a planned meeting between Biden and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Despite Arab governments’ criticism, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev claimed on Wednesday that the “ultimate responsibility” for the “war crime” at the hospital “lies with those who cynically generate money from wars… With those who recklessly allocate vast sums of money for weapons in order to fill its military-industrial complex and falsely tout their global mission to safeguard democratic principles. America, the United States of America.”