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NAfter the rocket hit a hospital in the Gaza Strip, presumably leaving a whole lot lifeless and injured, there’s rising concern about an escalation of the battle in the Middle East. While the well being authority in the Gaza Strip, managed by the Islamist Hamas, and several other Arab states blamed Israel for the rocket strike, the Israeli military firmly rejected this. “The hospital was hit by a failed rocket from the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad,” the military stated on Wednesday evening. She introduced that she needed to make proof of the belief public. The occasions sparked spontaneous protests in the Arab world and in addition in some German cities.

Hezbollah declares “Day of Unprecedented Wrath” towards Israel

The pro-Iranian militia Hezbollah in Lebanon, which is hostile to Israel, declared a “day of unprecedented anger” towards Israel. This can also be directed towards US President Joe Biden’s solidarity go to to Israel deliberate for this Wednesday. Biden needed to “support the criminal regime,” it was stated. Words of condemnation have been now not sufficient, the Shiite militia stated. Biden reacted with dismay to the rocket hit the hospital in Gaza. He was “outraged and deeply saddened,” it stated in an announcement.

Biden desires to ask “hard questions” in Israel

During his go to to Tel Aviv, the US President additionally desires to ask “hard questions”, because the communications director of the US authorities’s National Security Council, John Kirby, defined on the flight to Tel Aviv on Tuesday night (native time). Biden desires to get a really feel for the state of affairs on the bottom from the Israelis and listen to extra about their targets and plans in the approaching days and weeks.

Following his brief go to to Israel, Biden initially needed to go to Jordan to fulfill with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II. However, Jordan canceled the assembly at brief discover. It will solely happen when there’s an settlement to finish the battle and cease “these massacres,” Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi informed the Jordanian TV channel Al-Mamlaka.

UN Secretary General Guterres condemns rocket strike

“I am appalled by the killing of hundreds of Palestinian civilians today in an attack on a hospital in Gaza, which I condemn in the strongest terms,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres wrote on X, previously Twitter. In view of the escalation of violence, he travels to Cairo. According to the UN, the 74-year-old Portuguese desires to fulfill there with the Egyptian head of state from Thursday, amongst different issues, to get the closed Rafah border crossing from the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip opened.

Scholz now in Egypt

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) arrived in the Egyptian capital from Israel on Wednesday evening after the departure was delayed resulting from rocket alarms. Scholz desires to fulfill Egypt’s head of state in the morning. On the identical day, the UN Security Council is scheduled to cope with the missile strike.

Israel rejects duty

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the meantime, denied duty for the rocket strike. “The whole world should know: it was barbaric terrorists in Gaza who attacked the hospital in Gaza,” Netanyahu stated Tuesday. A evaluation of operational and intelligence programs confirmed that the Israeli army “did not hit” Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza, army spokesman Daniel Hagari stated.