Foreign Aid Workers Killed By Israel In Strike

by Vern Evans

An Israeli airstrike has killed seven foreign aid workers in Gaza. While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed that the Israeli Defense Forces was responsible for the attack, he also insisted it was an accident.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has acknowledged that the IDF was behind the airstrike that killed the aid workers but he claims it was not intentional.  “Unfortunately, in the last 24 hours there was a tragic case of our forces unintentionally hitting innocent people in the Gaza Strip,” he said on Tuesday, speaking from a hospital where he underwent a surgery for hernia. “It happens in war,” Netanyahu said of the incident, promising that it will be thoroughly investigated. “We will do everything so that this thing does not happen again,” the PM added.

Five fatalities were reported initially as a result of the airstrike, but the World Central Kitchen (WCK) announced an updated death toll in a statement on Tuesday. The victims included a dual United States-Canadian citizen, three Palestinians, an Australian, a Pole, and a British national, the group said according to a report by RT.

“This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organizations showing up in the most dire of situations, where food is being used as a weapon of war. This is unforgivable,” WCK CEO Erin Gore said.

The NGO, which was founded by Spanish-American celebrity chef Jose Andres, has said that this was a “targeted attack” by Israeli forces in Gaza. According to the NGO, its staff members were attacked in the town of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza as they were leaving a warehouse after unloading tons of food aid earlier delivered to the Palestinian enclave by sea.

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Videos from the scene of the attack show the bodies of several people in World Central Kitchen vests. British, Polish and Australian passports were also seen in the clips.
Andres wrote on X (formerly Twitter) that he was “heartbroken” by what had happened. The Michelin-starred chef urged the Israeli government to stop its “indiscriminate killing,” restriction of humanitarian aid, and “using food as a weapon” in Gaza.

Australia has confirmed that one of its citizens was killed in the IDF strike, with the country’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese saying that Canberra “expects full accountability for the deaths of aid workers, which is completely unacceptable.” -RT

There is no word on how Israel plans to “take accountability” for the deaths of these workers other than just admitting that they did it.

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