During a trip to Israel Wednesday, President Joe Biden said an explosion at a Gaza hospital was actually by pro-Palestinian forces.
Sitting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden said, “Based on what I have seen, it appears explosion on hospital in Gaza was done by the other team, not you.”
"Based on what I have seen, it appears explosion on hospital in Gaza was done by the other team(Hamas), not you"
Biden gives clean chit to Israel. Islamists and leftists will go in hiding now 😂 pic.twitter.com/bN5SEDSZwF
— BALA (@erbmjha) October 18, 2023
Netanyahu nodded approvingly.
Reading from a note card, Biden said he was “deeply saddened and outraged” by the incident.
Later, Biden seemed to crack a joke about the self-inflicted wound:
REPORTER: "People … don't necessarily believe you or the Israelis … didn't have anything to do with" the Gaza hospital blast
BIDEN: "I can understand that" pic.twitter.com/OgNbm1UpM3
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 18, 2023
“I’m not suggesting that Hamas deliberately did it,” Biden said, “[They] gotta learn how to shoot straight.”