April 20, 2024 4:36 am
Employee of World Central Kitchen dies in Gaza

On Tuesday night, a World Central Kitchen (WCK) convoy was inadvertently shot at by Israel, resulting in the suspension of their relief work in the region. The attack occurred near Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip and resulted in the death of seven WCK staff members. The Israeli army claimed responsibility for the attack and expressed condolences to the families of the victims, promising a thorough investigation into the incident.

The employees killed in the incident were from Australia, Poland, Great Britain, the US, and Palestine. Their deaths have led to calls for accountability from various countries, including Australia and Poland. The EU and USA have also urged Israel to clarify the incident. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel is taking steps to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future.

WCK’s work has been providing food aid in war and crisis areas since 2010. Founded by former Michelin chef José Andrés, WCK has temporarily suspended its activities following this attack on their convoy. The future distribution of supplies remains uncertain as WCK’s relief supplies are put on hold following this incident.

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