President Biden revealed on Wednesday that data from the U.S. Department of Defense has led him to conclude that Israel is not responsible for the explosion at Gaza’s al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, which claimed the lives of hundreds. The blast, initially attributed to an Israeli airstrike by Hamas, was, according to Biden, “done by the other team,” as per the information he received from the defense department.
President Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday and held a brief press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing the ongoing conflict in the region. During the press conference, both leaders expressed concern about the death toll of the war, condemned the actions of Hamas, and discussed the impact on children in Israel.
Netanyahu commended Biden for being the first U.S. president to visit Israel during a time of conflict, highlighting the devastating impact of the conflict on Israel, including a reference to the October 7th attack by Hamas, which he compared to a significant loss of life in the United States. He also expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of the American people and the strong cooperation between the two nations during the ongoing conflict.