US President, Joe Biden has rebuffed claims that Israel was behind the attack on Gaza hospital that killed hundreds, instead saying a Palestinian militant group was behind it.
The American intelligence includes satellite and other infrared data allegedly showed the launch of the rocket or missile from Palestinian fighter positions within Gaza.
According to the officials, they have also analyzed data and video recordings collected by journalists which shows that the attack was not from the Israeli military.
Israeli officials have also provided the United States with intercepts of Hamas officials saying the strike came from forces aligned with Palestinian militant groups.
“The U.S. government assesses that Israel was not responsible for an explosion that killed hundreds of civilians yesterday at the Al Ahli Hospital in the Gaza Strip,” said Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council.
“Our assessment is based on available reporting, including intelligence, missile activity, and open-source video and images of the incident.”
The efforts by U.S. and Israeli officials to explain their findings came as protests over the Gaza hospital explosion spread across the Middle East.
The Israel Defense Forces said that after a review, it found that a malfunctioning rocket fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad had caused the blast.