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Seven Members of World Central Kitchen Killed in Triple Aerial Bombardment in Gaza: Israeli Army Releases Preliminary Report, But Many Uncertainties Remain

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Israel blames mistaken identity for attack on aid workers while José Andrés insists it was intentional.

In Gaza, seven members of World Central Kitchen (WCK), the NGO founded by Spanish chef José Andrés, were killed in a triple aerial bombardment. The Israeli army’s preliminary report on the attack has left many uncertainties. The attack is attributed to “misidentification,” but no further details have been provided.

Israeli Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi acknowledged that the attack was not intentional and was a result of mistaken identification in complex conditions. Despite being clearly marked with the NGO’s logo and having informed the Israeli army of their route and time, three missiles were fired at the vehicles carrying humanitarian workers.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “tragic” and “unintentional,” stating that it is a consequence of war. José Andrés, in response, emphasized that the airstrikes were a direct attack on clearly marked vehicles and called for peace and protection of humanitarian workers.

The bodies of the victims, including three Britons, an Australian, a Pole, and a dual Canadian-American citizen, were removed from Gaza. President Joe Biden expressed frustration with Israel’s actions and demanded a thorough investigation into the attack. The United States continues to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza but expects Israel to protect civilians and aid workers.

Poland also lost a national in the attack, prompting Prime Minister Donald Tusk to address Netanyahu and the Israeli ambassador in Warsaw. Tusk reproached them for testing Poland’s solidarity with Israel and denounced anti-Semitism. The incident has generated anger and calls for accountability. The White House is waiting for the results of the Israeli investigation before considering additional measures. Israel’s actions in the conflict continue to be supported, but pressure for accountability and protection of civilians remains high.

By Samantha Nguyen

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