The US President further said that as President, there is no higher priority for me than the safety of the Americans held hostage…In Israel, I saw people who are strong, determined, resilient and also angry, in shock And are in deep pain. I also spoke with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and reiterated that the United States is committed to the dignity and right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. He said that like many others, I am saddened by the deaths of Palestinians…The explosion at the Gaza hospital, which was not carried out by the Israelis, is also sad. We are saddened by the loss of every innocent life. We cannot ignore the humanity of innocent Palestinians who just want to live in peace and have a chance.