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Uno severe mistake. » This is how the Israeli military described, Wednesday April 3, the strike which killed seven collaborators of the humanitarian NGO World Central Kitchen (WCK) within the Gaza Strip, a tragedy which arouses worldwide consternation.

It is ” a serious error” which “ should not have happened,” Israeli Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi said in a video message, referring to “ poor identification” in “ very complex conditions. On Tuesday, the President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, presented his “ sincere apologies” and expresses his “ deep sadness” for this strike, which the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, described as “ unintentional” and “ tragic.”

Based within the United States, the NGO World Central Kitchen, one of many few nonetheless working within the Palestinian territory devastated by practically six months of struggle between Israel and Palestinian Hamas, introduced “ suspend its operations in the region” after the strike on Monday in Deir al-Balah, within the heart of the Gaza Strip. Several nations and organizations, together with the UN which denounced a “ contempt for international humanitarian law,” condemned this strike, the deadliest to have affected worldwide humanitarian personnel for the reason that begin of the struggle.

US President Joe Biden mentioned on Tuesday, “ indignant” and “ heartbroken”, believing that Israel does not protect ” not enough “volunteers helping the Palestinian population” hungry.” “ It is unacceptable. But this is the inevitable result of the way the war is being fought,” famous for his half the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, repeating his name for an instantaneous ceasefire, the discharge of the hostages and on the entry of humanitarian help into Gaza.

Nearly 200 help staff lifeless for the reason that begin of the battle

The deaths of the seven members of World Central Kitchen carry the full variety of help staff killed on this battle to 196. WCK mentioned: devastated” by the demise of members of her group, “ heroes” whose names, pictures and nationalities she printed on X in a single day: Saifeddine Issam Ayad Aboutaha, 25 years previous, Palestinian; Lalzawmi (Zomi) Frankcom, 43, Australian; Damian Sobol, 35, Polish; Jacob Flickinger, 33, American-Canadian, in addition to John Chapman, 57, James (Jim) Henderson, 33 and James Kirby, 47, British.

I am heartbroken and dismayed that we, World Central Kitchen and the world, lost beautiful lives today due to a targeted attack by Israeli forces,” mentioned WCK President Erin Gore. Since the beginning of the struggle, WCK has participated in humanitarian operations by offering meals within the Palestinian territory, the place the vast majority of the roughly 2.4 million inhabitants are threatened with famine, in accordance with the UN. She helped ship the primary help boat from Cyprus through a maritime hall to Gaza in mid-March.

Israel's historic allies, the United States, have known as for an investigation ” speedy and neutral. The United Kingdom summoned the Israeli ambassador on Tuesday to specific its “ unequivocal condemnation. The Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, for his part, indicated on Wednesday that he had informed Benjamin Netanyahu of the “ anger “of the Australian people” within the face of this tragedy.

The our bodies of the six Westerners have to be taken this Wednesday, April 3 to the Rafah border submit with a view to their repatriation, indicated Marwan al Hams, director of the Abu Najar hospital on this metropolis which borders Egypt.