A few hours before US President Joe Biden boarded the presidential plane, heading to Israel and then meeting with the presidents of the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, and Jordan, the hospital was bombed, causing him to lose consciousness.
Mahmoud Abbas was the first to cancel his attendance in Jordan, and then the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs followed by canceling the summit.
Egypt and Jordan are close traditional allies of the United States and powerful in their own countries, where the Gaza blockade, humanitarian catastrophe, and Israeli bombing of hospitals have put pressure on them.
What did the American president say?
The American President said that he felt angry and deeply saddened by the explosion and spoke with Jordanian King Abdullah and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Adding that he “ordered the National Security Service to continue collecting information about what happened. The United States stands steadfast in protecting civilian lives during the conflict, and we mourn the patients, medical workers, and other innocent people who died or were injured in this tragedy.”
According to Al Jazeera, President Biden has already been briefed by his security advisors, and has also contacted Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Following the cancellation of the meeting with King Abdullah, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said: “War only brings more misery, more death, and more destruction.” “It does not enhance security, neither for the Israelis nor for the Palestinians.”