In a recent statement, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirmed that the explosion at al Ahli Hospital in Gaza was likely caused by a missile launched from within the territory and towards Israel. This assessment aligns with the findings of US officials, who have also stated that Israel is not responsible for the blast.
Mr Sunak emphasized that this conclusion was reached based on the deep knowledge and analysis of intelligence and weapons experts. The UK government has carefully examined all available evidence before making this judgment.
The explosion at Al Ahli Hospital has sparked widespread protests and condemnation. Hamas, the militant group governing Gaza, has labelled it a “crime of genocide” and placed the blame on Israel. However, Israel has firmly denied any involvement and instead attributed the blast to a misfired rocket launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) group.
The PIJ, a smaller Islamist militant group based in Gaza, shares a similar ideology with Hamas. While Israel maintains its innocence, the UK government’s assessment points to a missile or part of one being launched from Gaza towards Israel as the likely cause of the explosion.
Mr Sunak acknowledged the negative impact of the initial misreporting of this incident. He highlighted that such misreporting not only affects the region but also hampers important diplomatic efforts, including those led by the United States.
In his statement to the Commons, Mr Sunak said: “As I indicated last week, we have taken care to look at all the evidence currently available.
“I can now share our assessment with the House. Based on the deep knowledge and analysis of our intelligence and weapons experts, the British government judges that the explosion was likely caused by a missile or part of one that was launched from within Gaza towards Israel.
“The misreporting of this incident had a negative effect in the region, including on a vital US diplomatic effort, and the tensions here at home.”
The explosion at Al Ahli hospital has further escalated tensions in the already volatile region. It is crucial for all parties involved to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue to prevent further violence and loss of innocent lives. The international community must also play a role in facilitating peaceful resolutions and promoting accountability for any wrongdoing.
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