Additionally, it appeared that President Biden had gotten Israel’s consent to let supplies of food, water, and medicine for civilians enter Gaza through Egypt. The explosion that tore through a hospital in Gaza sparked outrage, and American and Israeli intelligence said preliminary information indicated that a stray rocket fired by Palestinian forces was likely to blame.
President Biden, who was on a rare trip to Israel at a time of war, vehemently defended the Israeli government’s denial that it had anything to do with the fatal explosion.
In a joint appearance in Tel Aviv with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he added, “From what I’ve seen, it seems as though it was done by the other team, not you.”
According to U.S. officials, satellite and other infrared data suggesting a rocket or missile launch from Palestinian fighter positions within Gaza is among the information that American intelligence has obtained.
The missile was not from Israeli military locations, according to open-source video analysis by the US. Furthermore, Israeli authorities have supplied intercepted conversations from Hamas leaders claiming that the attack was carried out by forces working with Palestinian militant groups.
As the first sign of relief from a humanitarian catastrophe that has left the two million residents of the besieged strip suffering from severe shortages of basic needs, Mr. Biden also claimed that he had won Israel’s willingness to permit some humanitarian aid into the besieged enclave. Israel would not obstruct Egyptian citizens in southern Gaza from receiving food, water, and medical care, according to Mr. Netanyahu’s administration, but it issued a warning that “Any provisions that reach Hamas will be thwarted.”
Government officials in Egypt, where critical supplies are awaiting passage via a crucial land border with Gaza, were unavailable for comment right away.