By Abiodun Oba
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said that the explosion at an Al Ahli hospital in Gaza on Tuesday which reportedly killed hundreds of people was the work of “barbaric terrorists in Gaza”.
The Palestinian Health Ministry had blamed an Israeli airstrike and this has generated condemnations and outrage around the world.
Reacting on his X page, Netanyahu said the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) were not responsible for the attack, adding that it was a failed rocket from the Islamic Jihad terrorist organisation that hit the hospital.
Netanyahu said, “The entire world should know it was barbaric terrorists in Gaza that attacked the hospital in Gaza, and not the IDF.
“Those who brutally murdered our children also murder their own children,” he added.
Speaking more on the deadly attack, he wrote, “An analysis of IDF operational systems indicates that a barrage of rockets was fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing in close proximity to the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza at the time it was hit.
“Intelligence from multiple sources we have in our hands indicates that Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed rocket launch which hit the hospital in Gaza.”