Global outrage after the death of 7 humanitarian workers killed by Israeli strikes

Global outrage after the death of 7 humanitarian workers killed by Israeli strikes

With the cynicism that characterizes him, but keeping a notably low profile, the butcher of Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu, pleads “the unintentional strike” to exonerate himself from the assassination of 7 humanitarian workers, all working in Gaza on behalf of the American NGO World Central Kitchen (WCK), and try to escape the global opprobrium that finally threatens him…

These seven new innocent victims of Israeli murderous fury were from Australia, Poland, the United Kingdom, Palestine, one of them having dual American and Canadian nationality.

They had just delivered “more than 100 tonnes of humanitarian food aid transported to Gaza by sea” in the north of the Palestinian enclave and left the Deir Al-Balah warehouse,” WCK explained in its statement, specifying: “The team was traveling in a non-combat zone in two armored cars bearing the WCK logo and an unarmored vehicle.”

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 »said upset WCK President Erin Gore.

It took this umpteenth bloody Israeli strike to arouse the unanimous indignation of the international community. Several countries immediately demanded explanations from Israel. “We spoke directly to the Israeli authorities (…) we urged them to conduct a prompt and impartial investigation to understand exactly what happened”said American Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday during a press conference in Paris. “We made it clear to the Israelis that more must be done to protect innocent civilian lives, whether innocent Palestinian children or aid workers. »

The head of French diplomacy, Stéphane Séjourné, for his part, expressed the “ firm condemnation ” from France. “ The protection of humanitarian workers is a moral and legal imperative that everyone must adhere to “, he added.

Australia denounced an act ” completely unacceptable “, while China claims to be ” shockede “. The UK expects Israel to “ transparent and complete explanations. The head of European diplomacy, Joseph Borrell, demands that a “investigation be launched as quickly as possible “.

Israel must put an end to this way of killing indiscriminately »urged José Andrès, the starred chef and grieving founder of the NGO World Central Kitchen, so cruelly bereaved. He lost seven of his collaborators and has no words strong enough to condemn Israel's intolerable barbarity: Israel must end the restriction on food aid, end the killing of civilians and aid workers, and stop using food as a weapon ».

Following this tragedy, the NGO announced “suspend its operations in the region”.