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Biden cancels Jordan visit amid Gaza Hospital explosion 

Washington DC, United States: United States President – Joe Biden has canceled his official visit to Jordan after the authorities called for the withdrawal of a summit with Egyptian, Palestinian and US officials.

This update was shared by the White House official. It is reportedly a blow to diplomatic efforts to contain a war between Israel and Hamas that threatens to engulf the region.

The summit was canceled after a lengthy discussion with the King of Jordan, Abdullah II. It has been called off in the light of the days of mourning following the explosion at a Gaza Hospital that killed hundreds. The day was commemorated by the Palestinian Authority President – Mahmoud Abbas.  

The official statement regarding the cancelation of the summit was announced by the Foreign Minister of Jordan – Ayman Safadi, earlier on Tuesday. Reportedly, the decision was taken by the mutual consent of US President – Biden, Egyptian President – Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and King of Jordan – Abdullah II.

Biden en-routed to Israel: 

On Wednesday, United States President Biden will have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was en route to Israel on Tuesday. According to his initial schedule, Biden was supposed to visit Jordan to attend the summit before returning to the United States.

However, the Biden administration has announced that it will start an investigation into the hospital explosion, as per the people who were closely associated with the matter. In a recent statement by the spokesperson of the Pentagon, the United States does not have “all the facts” about what exactly happened in the Gaza Hospital.

President Joe Biden with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu | Credits: Google Images

Deputy spokeswoman of the Pentagon, Sabrina Singh, stated, “I don’t know who was responsible.” She further outlined that the administration of the United States expects Israel to “uphold the law of war.”

It is to be noted that the explosion is expected to add fuel to the Hamas-Israel conflict, which threatens to unravel the efforts of President Biden. Along with the United States, the attack was condemned by Egypt and Turkey as well as have blamed Israel for it.

Following this blast, a three-day mourning period was declared by the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank. It has also left Amman, according to the reports by the PA news service.

Latest Update on hospital bombing at Gaza: 

The Health Ministry of Gaza has mentioned that the bombing had killed around 500 people. Reportedly, as the Israeli authority has been planning for a ground invasion to crush Hamas, it has been continuously bombing Gaza. It is worth noting that Hamas is a terrorist organization designated by the United States and the European Union.

Flames coming out of Hospital building in Gaza city | Credits: AFP

On Tuesday, the blame game was started between Hamas and Israel. Hamas, according to the reports, has stated that the hospital blast was the reason for the Israeli air attack. However, the Israeli government has claimed that it happened because of the failed attack by the militants of Palestinians.

According to the statement shared by PM Netanyahu, the planes of the Israeli military haven’t attacked the hospital building. Further, he blamed the Islamic Jihad militants for such a tragic incident.

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