Humanitarians killed in Gaza: Netanyahu admits ‘unintentional’ Israeli strike

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The Israeli Prime Minister admitted that his army was behind an “unintentional” strike which killed seven employees of the humanitarian NGO World Central Kitchen in Gaza on Monday April 1.

“Unfortunately, yesterday there was a tragic case where our forces unintentionally hit innocent people in the Gaza Strip,” Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on his X account, formerly Twitter.

He added: “This happens in a war, we will check until the end, we are in contact with the governments and will do everything to ensure that this never happens again.”

A “targeted attack” according to the NGO
The NGO had accused the IDF of having carried out a “targeted attack”, before the Israeli army promised to open an investigation.

Based in the United States, the NGO World Central Kitchen, one of the few still operating in the Palestinian territory devastated by nearly six months of war between Israel and Palestinian Hamas, announced that it was “suspending its operations in the region” after the strike on Monday in Deir al-Balah (center).

Several countries and organizations have condemned this raid, some demanding “explanations” from Israel, whose army is carrying out a large-scale offensive in Gaza in retaliation for an attack of unprecedented scale against Israeli soil on October 7.

On Tuesday morning, army spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari conveyed “the most sincere condolences of the Israeli army to the families and the extended family of World Central Kitchen.”

“We will open an investigation to further examine this serious incident. This will help us limit the risk of such an event happening again,” he also indicated.

This “tragic incident yesterday (Monday) evening occurred due to a strike by the Israeli army, and we are investigating the circumstances,” another military spokesperson told AFP, adding that “the Chief of Staff, General Herzi Halevi, will personally review the findings of the initial investigation this (Tuesday) evening.”

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