April 23, 2024 1:53 pm
Israel blames mistaken identity for attack on aid workers while José Andrés insists it was intentional.

In Gaza, a triple aerial bombardment that claimed the lives of seven humanitarian workers from World Central Kitchen (WCK), an NGO led by Spanish chef José Andrés, has left many doubts unresolved. 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 these aid workers.

According to security sources cited by Haaretz, the attack was attributed to “misidentification” without providing further details. Israel’s Chief of Staff, Herzi Halevi, acknowledged that the attack was not intentional but rather a result of mistaken identification in complex conditions. This incident has sparked international condemnations.

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.

The Israeli army’s preliminary report on this tragic event has left many questions unanswered due to vague attribution without providing further details about why misidentification occurred.

Israel’s Chief of Staff acknowledges that this unfortunate incident was unintentional but resulted from mistaken identification under complex conditions.

This event has sparked international condemnations as it led to seven deaths among humanitarian workers who were clearly marked with WCK logo.

Prime Minister Netanyahu labeled it as tragic but promised an investigation into this matter will be conducted.

José Andrés emphasized that this attack was not justifiable as it targeted clearly marked vehicles carrying humanitarian workers.

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