New satellite images provided to The Daily Beast show the damage caused in a deadly explosion Tuesday at the Anglican-run Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza, upending diplomacy and further ratcheting up tensions in the region has fueled.
Satellite images of the Gaza hospital before and after the attack show damage in the area, with a discolored area in the site’s parking lot likely a result of the attack, according to images Maxar Technologies shared with The Daily Beast. There was “no significant structural damage” to surrounding buildings, Maxar said.
Images that emerged from Wednesday’s massacre show burned out cars and a “blackened” hospital parking lot, The Washington Post reported.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the attack left 471 people dead, 314 injured and 28 critically injured.
More are expected to be found in the rubble, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We have received around 1,300 reports of missing people under the rubble, including 600 children,” the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.
More evidence of the hospital attack comes as President Joe Biden meets with officials in Israel to discuss the war between Israel and Hamas and prevent further escalation of the conflict. Biden and Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian leaders canceled a summit planned for Wednesday after the attack on the hospital.
Israel blamed militants for the attack, while the Palestinian Civil Defense blamed Israel.
The Israeli Defense Forces released evidence on Wednesday suggesting a failed rocket launch by militants in the Gaza Strip.
Biden expressed support for Israel’s conclusions on Wednesday.
“I was outraged and saddened by the tremendous loss of life yesterday at the hospital in Gaza,” Biden said in a speech on Wednesday, adding that the attack appeared to be the result of mistaken rocket fire. “Based on the information we have seen today, it appears to be the result of an erroneous rocket launch by a terrorist group in Gaza.”
Biden implored the Israeli government to agree to allow aid workers into Gaza to deliver life-saving humanitarian aid to civilians, adding that his administration would provide $100 million in funding for humanitarian assistance in Gaza and the West Bank.
“The people of Gaza need food and water, medical shelter,” Biden said. “God protect those who are still in danger.”