Employee of World Central Kitchen dies in Gaza

Israeli Forces Accidentally Target World Central Kitchen Convoy in Gaza, Halting Relief Efforts and Claiming Lives

On Tuesday night, a convoy from World Central Kitchen (WCK) was mistakenly targeted by Israeli forces, resulting in the suspension of their relief work in the region. The attack occurred near Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, claiming the lives of seven WCK staff members. The Israeli army has taken responsibility for the incident and expressed their deepest condolences to the families of those killed.

Founded by former Michelin chef José Andrés, WCK has been providing aid to people affected by war and crisis since 2010. Following the attack on their convoy, the organization temporarily suspended its activities in the region. The employees killed were from Australia, Poland, Great Britain, the US, and Palestine.

The death of WCK staff has prompted calls for accountability from various countries including Australia and Poland. The EU and USA have also urged Israel to provide clarity on the incident. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel is taking measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

WCK’s efforts to provide relief supplies to Gaza via sea have been put on hold following the attack. Previously, WCK had coordinated aid deliveries with Cyprus and shipped food supplies to Gaza. It remains uncertain what will happen with these supplies as WCK’s activities are currently suspended.

In conclusion, this unfortunate incident has led to a temporary halt in WCK’s relief work in Gaza due to an unintentional attack by Israeli forces which resulted in fatalities among WCK staff members. However, it is hopeful that this will be resolved quickly and that WCK can resume its important humanitarian work soon.

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