The U.S. and the UK are increasing diplomatic pressure on Israel to ensure the protection of civilians in Gaza’s hospitals, urging adherence to international law. The move comes as Israel releases video footage claiming to show a Hamas hideout beneath Rantisi hospital. U.S. President Joe Biden emphasized the necessity to safeguard Al-Shifa hospital amid escalating conflicts.
The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, echoed these sentiments, urging Israel to act within international law and prioritize the protection of innocent civilians, including those in hospitals. Israel contends that tunnel networks beneath hospitals are used by Hamas for military purposes. The international community is calling for urgent humanitarian pauses to address the dire situation in Gaza.