International desk: Amidst Israel-Palestine ongoing conflict, US president Joe Biden will be on a short and quick trip to Israel to show solidarity with the people of the country. Biden left the white house on Tuesday. Earlier he was to visit Jordan for a meeting with leaders of Jordan, Egypt and Palestine too but after the Palestine Authority cancelled the summit, Biden cancelled his visit too.
As per reports, summit was cancelled following a huge explosion at a hospital in Gaza. It is reported that hundreds of people died in a deadly blast at Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza. As per health ministry of Gaza, 500 people died.
The White House later issued a statement, saying: “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.”
US President Biden released a statement on the Hospital explosion in Gaza. He said “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.
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”, it further added.