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Biden Supports Israel’s Claim On Gaza Hospital Attack

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The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden on Wednesday supported the account of the Israeli Army on the attack on Gaza hospital.

Naija News had earlier reported that Biden on Wednesday paid a solidarity visit to Israel amidst the war between Israel and Hamas.

Biden in his statement supports the account of Israel that Hamas caused a devastating hospital strike in Gaza, adding Hamas had brought only suffering.

The US President, while speaking as he opens a meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, said, “I was deeply saddened and outraged by the explosion at the hospital in Gaza yesterday. And based on what I’ve seen, it appears as though it was done by the other team, not you.

“But there’s a lot of people out there not sure so we have to overcome a lot of things.”

Health authorities in Gaza had said the explosion killed between 200 and 300 people and was caused by the latest in a wave of Israeli air strikes.

The Israeli military, however, blamed Palestinian militants, saying an outgoing Islamic Jihad rocket misfired and that it would provide evidence.

Biden further stated, “We have to bear in mind that Hamas does not represent all the Palestinian people and has brought them only suffering.”

He said he was encouraging Netanyahu to ensure “life-saving capacity to help the Palestinians who are innocent and caught in the middle of this”.

Biden said he was proud to visit Israel.

He said, “I want to say to the people of Israel, their courage, their commitment and their bravery is stunning.”

Netanyahu, who has faced domestic criticism after the deadliest attack in Israel’s history, had eagerly invited Biden, who until recently had openly criticised some moves by Israel’s hard-right government.

The Israel Prime Minister commended Biden who has faced accusations from the rival Republican Party that he is insufficiently pro-Israel — for paying “the first visit of an American president in Israel in a time of war”.

He said, “There’s only one thing better than having a true friend like you standing with Israel and that is having you standing in Israel.”

Netanyahu, opening the talks with Biden, called for global unity against Hamas.

He added, “Just as the civilised world united to defeat the Nazis and united to defeat ISIS, the civilised world must unite and defeat Hamas.

“I can assure you, Mr. President, Israel is united to defeat Hamas and we will defeat Hamas and remove this terrible threat.”