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Probe underway into deadly Israeli attack on foreign aid workers

The Israeli military says it is conducting a thorough review into an airstrike in Gaza that resulted in what it called "the tragic death of seven aid workers for World Central Kitchen."

By Nathan Morley

According to a statement from the World Central Kitchen, a U.S.-based aid organization, seven members of their staff were killed in a "targeted attack" by the Israeli military.

Furthermore, the charity said it was suspending its operations in Gaza. The seven workers are from Australia, Britain, Poland, a US-Canadian duel citizen and a Palestinian.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted an "unintentional" Israeli strike killed "innocent people," adding, "we will do everything so that this thing does not happen again.”

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has paid tribute to the aid workers who lost their lives and sent her ‘deepest condolences to their families and friends."

At the same time, Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was “shocked and saddened," adding, "clearly there are questions that need to be answered."

Meanwhile, Cyprus's President Nikos Christodoulides says global leaders must "double down" on efforts to get aid into Gaza following the death of the aid workers in the enclave.

The World Central Kitchen crew had just unpacked food aid brought to Gaza via the sea route from Cyprus when their convoy came under attack.

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02 April 2024, 14:31