Jordan blames Israel for the strike on the Gaza hospital.
Protesters who believe Israel bombed a Gaza hospital marched to the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan:
Dozens of people are storming toward the Israeli embassy in Jordan in the wake of the hospital blast in Gaza.
The Foreign Ministry has yet to respond.
Videos on Twitter show an angry crowd surrounding the building and attempting to force their way inside.
Jordan King Abdullah condemned Israel for the attack, which we have learned likely happened due to a misfired Hamas rocket:
The IDF has said that Palestinian Islamic Jihad was responsible for firing an errant rocket that struck the hospital, but Abdullah insists in a statement that Israel was behind the “heinous massacre.”
Abdullah considers this a “heinous war crime that cannot be tolerated. Israel must immediately stop its brutal aggression against Gaza, which is inconsistent with humanitarian and moral values and constitutes a flagrant violation of the rules of international humanitarian law,” says a statement from Jordan’s Royal Court.
But since when has the truth mattered?
תיעוד בירדן: עשרות נוהרים לשגרירות הישראלית בירדן. הקריאות ברשת ״לשרוף״. הצוות הישראלי מלפני מספר ימים בארץ. pic.twitter.com/ZNlEUCZQgr
— Fadi Amun | فادي أمون | פאדי אמון (@FadiAmun) October 17, 2023
BREAKING: They are burning down the Israeli embassy in Jordan.
They do not want peace.
They want war. pic.twitter.com/oVqRydhhTo
— Eric Spracklen🇺🇸 (@EricSpracklen) October 17, 2023
President Joe Biden was supposed to visit Jordan during his trip to Israel.
It has been canceled:
He was supposed to hold a summit in Amman with the leaders of Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority, but Jordan announced that it was scrapping the meeting following the bombing of a Gaza City hospital that killed hundreds.
Israel says an errant Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket was responsible for the blast but much of the Arab world had blamed the IDF.
A White House official says in a statement that the decision to scrap the Amman summit was made after Biden consulted with Jordan’s King Abdullah “and in light of the days of mourning announced by” Abbas following the hospital blast.
Biden sent Abdullah “his deepest condolences for the innocent lives lost in the hospital explosion in Gaza, and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded,” the White House official says, being careful not to place blame on a particular party as the US works to determine who was responsible.
“Biden looks forward to consulting in person with these leaders soon, and agreed to remain regularly and directly engaged with each of them over the coming days,” the White House official adds.
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