US president appears to acknowledge Israeli bombing campaign has been ‘indiscriminate’. Plus, 10 ways the changing climate is creating a health emergency
Joe Biden has presented an unapologetic defence of his refusal to call for a ceasefire in Gaza, arguing that Hamas represents a continuing threat to Israel and that Israeli forces were seeking to avoid civilian casualties.
What happened during the raid of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza? Witnesses told Reuters that tanks entered the complex at 3am and that one parked in front of the emergency department. Israeli soldiers used loudspeakers to demand that all males aged 16 to 40 enter the hospital courtyard.
What has happened since the raid? Israel faced an unprecedented wave of international condemnation after its troops entered the hospital complex. The scale and virulence of the global condemnation from Arab and western governments raised questions about how much longer Israel can continue with its offensive in the face of waning international support.
What has Crow said about Greene’s account? He told the Guardian: “Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn’t exist in the same reality as the rest of us. For those of us who were there on January 6 and actually defended the chamber from violent insurrectionists, her view is patently false. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”