UN Secretary-General António Guterres says he is “horrified by the killing of hundreds of Palestinian civilians in a strike on a hospital in Gaza today, which I strongly condemn.”
He does not assign blame for the explosion which is said to have killed hundreds. The Hamas terror group, which sparked this war with its October 7 murderous rampage — killing over 1,000 civilians at southern Israeli communities and at a music festival — has blamed Israeli airstrikes.
Israel said it was not operating in the area at that time and that the blast was caused by a misfired rocket launched by Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terror group that operates in Gaza.
Both Islamic Jihad and Hamas are sponsored by Iran.
Guterres says on X (Twitter): “My heart is with the families of the victims. Hospitals and medical personnel are protected under international humanitarian law.”