White House’s National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby told reporters that President Joe Biden will have tough questions when he arrives in Israel.
Biden is set to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following terrorist attacks from Hamas against Israel that killed over 1,300 people.
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"Kirby refused to say that the U.S. gave Israeli officials the benefit of the doubt when they categorically denied that Israel had anything to do with the explosion," Breitbart News reported.
"Kirby also dodged questions about whether the White House believed Israel was living up to its promise to obey international law," it added.
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"I am outraged and deeply saddened by the explosion at the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, and the terrible loss of life that resulted. Immediately upon hearing this news, I spoke with King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and have directed my national security team to continue gathering information about what exactly happened," Biden previously said in a statement.
"The United States stands unequivocally for the protection of civilian life during conflict and we mourn the patients, medical staff, and other innocents killed or wounded in this tragedy," he added.
Hamas blamed Israel for the rocket that destroyed a Gaza hospital, killing at least 300 people, according to reports.
Israel soon provided evidence showing that the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad was responsible for the misfired rocket.
The story has already spread to many in the Middle East, however, adding to criticisms of Israel despite its efforts to defend itself against the recent terror attacks.
Biden's visit is an important one, but it may not be as strongly supportive as first thought following the latest words from Kirby.