Rishi Sunak: Hospital blast ‘likely’ caused by missile launched from within Gaza

Rishi Sunak told MPs today that UK intelligence services have concluded that the deadly blast at al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza was caused by a rocket fired by a militant group rather than by an Israeli airstrike.

Updating the commons after his trip last week to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the prime minister said the explosion was likely to have been caused by a missile or part of a missile launched within Gaza towards Israel.

He said: “On the basis of the deep knowledge and analysis of our intelligence and weapons experts, the British government judges that the explosion was likely caused by a missile or part of one that was launched from within Gaza towards Israel”.

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