Aid workers killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza 

By Rorisang Modiba

Seven workers from World Central Kitchen (WCK) were killed in an airstrike in central Gaza. 

The deceased included nationals from Australia, Britain, and Poland, along with Palestinians and a person with dual US-Canadian citizenship. 

They were travelling in a convoy that included two armoured vehicles marked with the WCK logo.

The organisation has since stopped operations. 

World Central Kitchen said that despite coordinating with the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), their convoy was struck after leaving a warehouse in Deir al-Balah where they had delivered 100 tons of food aid for Gaza, Reuters reported. 

“This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organisations showing up in the most dire of situations where food is being used as a weapon of war,” Erin Gore, chief executive of World Central Kitchen said.

“This is unforgivable.”

The Israeli military promised an investigation into the airstrike by an independent body. 

“The IDF makes extensive efforts to enable the safe delivery of humanitarian aid, and has been working closely with WCK in their vital efforts to provide food and humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza,” the Israeli military said.

Pictured above: World Central Kitchen. 

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