Rishi Sunak has mentioned the explosion at a hospital in Gaza was “probably triggered” by a missile launched from inside the territory and in the direction of Israel.
The prime minister mentioned the federal government had come to the conclusion “on the premise of the deep data and evaluation of our intelligence and weapons specialists”.
It means the UK is in agreement with the US, the place officers mentioned the knowledge gathered to this point indicated Israel was “not accountable” for the blast.
Israel has denied any involvement and mentioned the blast was brought on by a misfired rocket launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) group – an Islamist militant group based mostly in Gaza which is smaller than Hamas however shares an analogous ideology.
In his assertion to the Commons, Mr Sunak mentioned: “As I indicated final week, we now have taken care to have a look at all of the proof presently accessible.
“I can now share our evaluation with the Home. On the premise of the deep data and evaluation of our intelligence and weapons specialists, the British authorities judges that the explosion was probably brought on by a missile or a part of one which was launched from inside Gaza in the direction of Israel.
“The misreporting of this incident had a destructive impact within the area, together with on an important US diplomatic effort, and the tensions right here at dwelling.”