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7 humanitarian workers killed in Gaza: Israel admits “unintentional” strike

The death of the humanitarian workers sparked strong reactions. Faced with international pressure, the Israeli army declared that it was opening an investigation.

The death of seven members of the American NGO World Central Kitchen in a strike blamed on Israel has sparked strong reactions.

Faced with this outcry, the spokesperson for the Israeli army promised to open an investigation

For his part, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admits an “unintentional strike” by Israeli forces.

Visiting Jordan to the UNRWA Jabal Al-Hussein Palestinian refugee camp, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez regretted the death of the humanitarian workers, and demanded that the Israeli government clarify the circumstances of this tragedy.

The NGO world central kitchen was founded by the famous starred chef José Andrés. the latter said he was “heartbroken” after the death of the 7 humanitarian workers, who worked for the American charity organization.

According to the NGO, its employees were delivering food from their latest shipment intended to help Palestinians in Gaza when the vehicle they were driving exploded. humanitarian workers had just delivered “more than 100 tonnes of food aid, which had been transported to Gaza by sea”. They had left the Deir al-Balah warehouse.

The victims were of Australian, British, Polish, American-Canadian and Palestinian nationality, according to the NGO.

Australia has demanded that all those responsible for the deaths of aid workers be held to account.”

A spokesperson for my American diplomacy urged Israel to promptly investigate what happened

The head of European diplomacy Josep Borell condemned the Israeli strike, which killed the 7 humanitarian workers, and called for an investigation.

José Andrés also declared on the social network

He also recalled that his organization “was supposed to put into practice the American and European proposals for humanitarian corridors to try to limit the risks of famine.”

Six people dead after Israeli strike in Rafah

In addition to their disappearance, at least six bodies, including those of three children, were transported to Al Najjar hospital on Monday after an Israeli strike in Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip.

According to figures from the Hamas Health Ministry, the air, land and sea offensive carried out by Israel since October 7 has killed at least 32,845 Palestinians, around two-thirds of them women and children. 2.4 million inhabitants would be threatened with famine.

This article is originally published on fr.euronews.com

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