BY JORDI BOU
October 18, 2023 – Palestinian authorities blame an Israeli air strike for the deadly blast, which Israel says was caused by a failed rocket launch by Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The group denies responsibility.
Palestinians and Israelis blamed each other for the explosion that devastated the hospital, where people had sought shelter from Israeli bombing.
Ahli Arab Hospital, founded in 1882, is operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. It is the only Christian hospital in Gaza.