President Biden condemned the explosion that occurred in a hospital complex in Gaza during a visit to Tel Aviv to show support for Israel.
Hospital explosion: Israel, the United States and security experts have cast doubt on Palestinian claims that an Israeli airstrike was responsible for a deadly explosion at a hospital complex in Gaza, saying initial evidence points to a local militant group.
we: President Biden visited Tel Aviv, where he declared his support for Israel. Some Americans are still stuck in Gaza.
Helps: Israel said it would allow humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip via Egypt at the request of the United States. Biden said that Egypt had agreed to open the gates leading to the Rafah border crossing, but aid may not start moving into Gaza until later in the week. He said that the United States would send $100 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza and the West Bank.
Protests: The hospital explosion sparked anti-Israel and anti-American sentiment across the region, including in the West Bank, where protesters clashed with Palestinian security forces, and in Lebanon and Iraq, where some tried to breach the US and French embassies.
Injuries: More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed since the Hamas attack began. Israel said that 289 of its soldiers were killed on October 7 and after. In Gaza, officials said that the number of Palestinian deaths was about three thousand before the hospital explosion.
Hostages: American families asked for help and information about the missing. A Hamas spokesman said the movement is holding about 200 people hostage, while other factions, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, are holding at least 50 others.
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