President Joe Biden will no longer depart to Jordan on his excessive stakes day out to the Middle East after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pulled out a meeting with Biden and Arab leaders over a missile strike on a Gaza hospital.
The White Home confirmed that the Jordan portion of the day out change into off because the president boarded Air Force One en path to Israel.
The meeting between Biden and Abbas change into additionally to be attended by King Abdullah II of Jordan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
‘After consulting with King Abdullah II of Jordan and in gentle of the days of mourning introduced by President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, President Biden will delay his depart to Jordan and the planned meeting with these two leaders and President Sisi of Egypt,’ a White Home official acknowledged.
The official added that the president ‘despatched his deepest condolences for the harmless lives lost in the hospital explosion in Gaza, and wished a hastily restoration to the wounded.’
President Joe Biden boards Air Force One to leave for Israel. He change into purported to form a end in Jordan too, but Palestinian Authority President cancelled the meeting after a blast ripped by means of a Gaza hospital
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has canceled his meeting with Joe Biden and thus Biden’s summit with Arab leaders that change into scheduled to happen Wednesday in Amman, Jordan is off
Pictures from Tuesday’s assault on a Gaza hospital, which the health authority, controlled by the terror crew Hamas, acknowledged change into an Israeli assault, while Israeli Defense Forces acknowledged it change into hit by a failed rocket open by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad military crew
‘He appears to be like forward to consulting in particular person with these leaders soon, and agreed to stay usually and straight engaged with each and every of them over the coming days,’ the official added.
The meeting with Arab leaders change into scheduled to happen in Amman, Jordan.
A senior Palestinian official acknowledged Abbas change into returning to Ramallah, the seat of his authorities in the occupied West Bank before Biden arrives.
They’d been on account of talk in the wake of the horrific Oct. 7 assault on Israel by Gaza-primarily primarily primarily based terror crew Hamas.
But Abbas is withdrawing to affirm an alleged Israeli airstrike on the hospital in Gaza that Hamas health officials snort killed a complete lot of of us.
According to the Health Ministry an Israeli airstrike hit the hospital in Gaza Metropolis which change into packed with wounded and diverse Palestinians seeking safe haven.
If confirmed it would possibly per chance per chance per chance well per chance be by some distance the deadliest Israeli airstrike in 5 wars fought since 2008.
But Israel’s military denied accountability and acknowledged intelligence suggested the hospital change into hit by a failed rocket open by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad military crew.
A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces acknowledged: ‘An prognosis of IDF operational systems indicates that a barrage of rockets change into fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing in discontinuance proximity to the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza on the time it change into hit.
Secretary of Notify Antony Blinken (L) meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in Amman, Jordan on October 17, 2023. Abbas is scheduled to return to Ramallah, the seat of his authorities in the occupied West Bank, in the aftermath of the deadly hospital assault
‘Intelligence from multiple sources we have in our palms indicates that Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed rocket open which hit the hospital in Gaza.’
Abbas declared a ‘public mourning for three days and flags flown at half-mast.’
The local health ministry, which is flee by Hamas, acknowledged a complete lot had been killed.
Pictures on social media confirmed fire engulfing the wreckage.
A number of hospitals in Gaza Metropolis luxuriate in develop into refuges for a complete lot of of us after Israel ordered an evacuation of town and surrounding areas forward of an expected ground invasion.
The bottom invasion is a response to the horrific Hamas assault final week that killed more than 1,400 Israelis.
Rescue personnel work at scene At Al-Ahli Hospital
An injured man is carried outdoor the Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza
Israeli military spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari acknowledged there luxuriate in been serene no facts on the hospital deaths.
He acknowledged: ‘We will catch the facts and update the general public. I do no longer know to claim whether it change into an Israeli air strike.’
It got here after Israeli airstrikes killed dozens of civilians and no lower than one senior Hamas figure on Tuesday.
In the meantime, Palestinian security forces in Ramallah fired hurry gasoline and stun grenades to disperse protesters throwing rocks.
U.S. officials tried to convince Israel to enable offer of offers to civilians, succor groups and hospitals in Gaza.
Joe Biden and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake palms after a press open, in Bethlehem final year
On the opposite hand, a high Israeli official acknowledged his nation change into tense ensures that Hamas terrorists would no longer take any succor deliveries.
The head of Israel’s Nationwide Security Council acknowledged entry of succor additionally trusted the return of hostages held by Hamas.
U.S. Secretary of voice Antony Blinken has been meeting leaders in the gap in contemporary days.
They’ve told him that the disaster following the Hamas atrocity threatens the stability of the total Middle East.
Biden is liable to listen to the the same as he meets with leaders of Jordan and Egypt – but no longer Abbas – in Amman on Wednesday.