UK to investigate incident at Gaza hospital

The foreign secretary has said the UK will work with allies to “find out what has happened” after the explosion at the al Ahli hospital in Gaza City.

James Cleverly said the “protection of civilian life must come first.”

Israel has said the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad is responsible for the hospital attack, but Hamas and several countries in the region have blamed it on an Israeli airstrike.

Mr Cleverly was in Israel last week and was forced to take cover after sirens sounded warning of a rocket attack.

Biden calls off visit to Jordan

After a planned summit with Joe Biden and Arab leaders tomorrow in Jordan was cancelled, the White House has said that the president will no longer travel to Jordan.

A spokesman released this statement: “After consulting with King Abdullah II of Jordan and in light of the days of mourning announced by President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, President Biden will postpone his travel to Jordan and the planned meeting with these two leaders and President Sisi of Egypt.

“The president sent his deepest condolences for the innocent lives lost in the hospital explosion in Gaza, and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded. 

“He looks forward to consulting in person with these leaders soon, and agreed to remain regularly and directly engaged with each of them over the coming days.”

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