CNN: US believes death toll in Gaza hospital blast is 100-300; Israel not to blame

Palestinians check the site of an explosion at al-Ahli hospital, in Gaza City, Oct. 18, 2023. (AP/Abed Khaled)
Palestinians check the site of an explosion at al-Ahli hospital, in Gaza City, Oct. 18, 2023. (AP/Abed Khaled)

The US intelligence community believes that anywhere from 100-300 people were killed in the blast earlier this week at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, according to a document viewed by CNN.

CNN says that the document asserts that there was “only light structural damage at the hospital” and that Israel was not responsible for the explosion.

Hamas has claimed that 471 people were killed, after earlier claiming it was 500.

Hamas and much of the Arab world has blamed Israel for the explosion at the hospital, but Israeli and US intelligence, now accepted by most media outlets, has shown that it was most likely caused by a failed rocket launch from Gaza.

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