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International reactions to the al-Ahli Arab Hospital explosion

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In the evening of October 17, 2023, an explosion occurred at Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City. Following Hamas’ claim that an Israeli airstrike had caused the blast, the IDF conducted a thorough investigation and determined that the explosion had been caused by an errant rocket fired towards Israel by the Islamic Jihad terror group. According to the IDF, this errant rocket is one of approximately 450 Hamas and Islamic Jihad rockets that have misfired and landed in Gaza during this war. The IDF's determination of Islamic Jihad culpability rests on three factors: The timeline surrounding the explosion, internal Hamas communications following the explosion, and aerial footage of the impact site.

Many Arab and Muslim countries believed that Israel deliberately conducted an airstrike on the hospital and condemned it. There were protests in many cities around the world. The United States, France, Canada, and the United Kingdom said that their intelligence pointed to a misfired rocket.

On 20 October 2023, the United Nations Human Rights Office called for an independent investigation into the explosion.[1] A spokesperson for the office stated that there was a need for accountability and observed that it would be difficult for the UN to monitor an investigation because of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "UN calls for investigation into Gaza hospital strike as France says Israel not responsible". Reuters. 20 October 2023. Archived from the original on 20 October 2023 – via CBC News. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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