Iran’s foreign minister posted an ominous tweet on Wednesday that said time is “running out” for Israel. The post was made hours after an explosion at a Hamas-run hospital in Gaza suffered an explosion that left hundreds dead.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian posted the tweet after Hamas blamed Israel for the blast at the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, where more than 500 were killed. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) denied attacking the hospital and has since investigated the blast. The IDF has since claimed it was caused by a rocket misfire launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
“After the terrible crime of the Zionist regime in the bombing and massacre of more than 1,000 innocent women and children in the hospital, the time has come for the global unity of humanity against this fake regime more hated than ISIS and its killing machine,” Amir-Abdallohian tweeted.
He added: “Time is OVER!”
The post follows similar remarks Amir-Abdallohian made during a televised interview.
“Time is running out very fast,” he said. “If the war crimes against the Palestinians are not immediately stopped, other multiple fronts will open and this is inevitable.”
Other regional leaders have expressed strong language in the fallout of the hospital explosion.
On Tuesday, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said: “This war, which has entered a dangerous phase, will plunge the region into an unspeakable disaster.”
President Biden, who landed in Israel on Wednesday, denied Israel’s involvement in the hospital blast.
During a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden said he reviewed evidence and strongly suggested it was the result of a terror group.
“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 to Netanyahu. “But there’s a lot of people out there who are not sure.”
The hospital explosion also caused an international summit that was initially set for Wednesday to be canceled. It was going to feature Biden, Jordan’s Abdullah, Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.