Benjamin Netanyahu denies Israel attacked Gaza hospital

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) of striking a Gazan hospital.

Hundreds have been reported dead after the Al-Ahli Arabi Baptist Hospital in Gaza City was hit by a strike on Tuesday.

Hamas accused Israel of the attack, calling it an “act of genocide”.

However, Mr. Netanyahu has denied Israel’s responsibility, saying: “An analysis of IDF operational systems indicates that a barrage of rockets was fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing in close proximity to the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza at the time it was hit.

“Intelligence from multiple sources we have in our hands indicates that Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed rocket launch which hit the hospital in Gaza.”

He went on: “The entire world should know: It was barbaric terrorists in Gaza that attacked the hospital in Gaza, and not the IDF.

“Those who brutally murdered our children also murder their own children.”

Hamas said in its statement: “The horrific massacre carried out by the Zionist occupation in the Gaza City’s al Ahli Hospital which left hundreds of casualties, most of them displaced families, patients, children and women, is a crime of genocide that once again reveals the ugly face of this criminal enemy and its fascist and terrorist government.

“This also exposes the American and Western support for this criminal occupation.”

But the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has since released this statement: “Following an analysis by the IDF’s operational systems, a barrage of rockets was launched toward Israel, which passed in the vicinity of the hospital when it was hit.

“According to intelligence information from a number of sources we have, Islamic Jihad terrorist organization is responsible for the failed rocket launch that hit the hospital.”

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