Israel blames mistaken identity for attack on aid workers while José Andrés insists it was intentional.

The Tragic Loss of Humanitarian Workers in Gaza: A Call for Peace and Accountability

The recent aerial bombardment that killed seven humanitarian workers from the NGO World Central Kitchen (WCK), founded by Spanish chef José Andrés, has sparked international outrage. The Israeli army’s preliminary report on the incident has left many unanswered questions, attributing the attack to “misidentification” without providing further details. Despite acknowledging that the attack was not intentional, Israeli Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi failed to provide clarity on what led to the mistaken identification.

According to security sources cited by Haaretz, three missiles were fired at the vehicles carrying WCK staff despite being clearly marked with their logo and having informed Israel of their route and time. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “tragic” and “unintentional,” stating that it was a consequence of war. However, José Andrés 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 were removed from Gaza, including three Britons, an Australian, a Pole, and a dual Canadian-American citizen. 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 from around the world. The White House is waiting for the results of Israel’s investigation before considering additional measures

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