President Joe Biden won't be going to Jordan this week after the summit he planned to attend there was canceled.
I’m traveling to Israel tomorrow to stand in solidarity in the face of Hamas’s brutal terrorist attack and to consult on next steps.
I'll then travel to Jordan to meet with leaders and address dire humanitarian needs—and make clear that Hamas does not stand for Palestinians'… pic.twitter.com/tKzflvK73T
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 17, 2023
Renewed hostilities began in the area earlier this month after the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas launched an attack that killed an estimated 1,400 people and resulted in roughly 200 others being taken as hostages.
However, Jordan's King Abdullah called off the meeting following an explosion at a Gaza hospital. While Hamas has attributed the violence to an Israeli airstrike, Israeli maintains that the blast came from a stray Palestinian rocket.
Fox News reported that Biden addressed the matter during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"I was outraged by the bombing of the hospital yesterday. Based on what I’ve seen, it was done by the other team. Not you," Biden said before adding, "But there's a lot of people out there who are not sure."
Adrienne Watson serves as White House National Security Council spokesperson, and she also stated that Israel is not to blame.
While we continue to collect information, our current assessment, based on analysis of overhead imagery, intercepts and open source information, is that Israel is not responsible for the explosion at the hospital in Gaza yesterday.
— Adrienne Watson (@NSC_Spox) October 18, 2023
Meanwhile, The Associated Press noted that Wednesday saw the president deliver remarks in which he pledged that the United States "will stand forever" alongside Israel.
I have come to Israel with a simple message:
You are not alone.
As long as the United States stands – and we will stand forever – you will not be alone.
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 18, 2023
Not everyone in the United States is onboard with that message, however, as Fox News reported that pro-Palestinian demonstrators swarmed Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
There’s an insurrection happening now on Capitol Hill https://t.co/hBMIcv3pqW
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 18, 2023
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene released footage of the illegal gathering, calling it "an insurrection" and demanding to know if participants will be treated the same way that January 6 defendants were.