US ‘deeply concerned’ that attack injured Jordanian medics in Gaza – Sullivan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States expressed deep concern on Thursday that two Jordanian medics were injured in a bombing near the field hospital where they work in Gaza.
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that seven workers at its field hospital in northern Gaza were injured as a result of the Israeli bombing.
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan On Thursday, he described Jordan as an important ally and said its “essential role in the conflict” must be protected.
“We are deeply concerned that Jordanian medical personnel in Gaza were injured in an attack near their field hospital, and we are extremely grateful to the medical professionals who are providing critical care to Palestinians in Gaza,” he said.
Representatives of the Israel Defense Forces could not immediately be reached for comment. Sullivan did not mention who was responsible for the bombing in his post on Twitter previously.
Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman Sufyan Al-Qudah said in a statement, “Israel’s exposing the hospital and its workers to danger during its bombing of our Palestinian brothers is an unacceptable and condemnable crime, and represents a clear violation of international law.” .
He added, “The government is awaiting the results of the investigation initiated by the Armed Forces – the Arab Army to take the necessary legal and political steps against this heinous crime.”
(Reporting by Susan Heaphy; Editing by Doina Chiacu)