UK summons “Israeli” ambassador after three British aid workers killed in Gaza


Published: 2024-04-02 18:27

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 20:36

The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

The UK has summoned the “Israeli” ambassador after the death of British aid workers in a strike in the Gaza Strip - a statement by the Foreign Ministry said.

The Foreign Ministry wants to deliver the country’s “unequivocal condemnation” of the killing of three British and four other staff of the “World Central Kitchen” charity organization in a missile strike in Gaza.

"I requested a quick and transparent investigation, shared with the international community, and full accountability," junior foreign minister Andrew Mitchell said in a statement issued after the meeting.

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Earlier today, the United States has urgently called for an investigation into the “Israeli” airstrike that killed seven staff members of the American charity organization “World Central Kitchen” in the Gaza Strip.

“Israel should do more to protect innocent civilian lives,” said the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a joint press conference with his French counterpart in Paris today, and called for a “swift, impartial investigation to understand exactly what happened” with the deadly strike.

"What we have impressed upon the Israelis is to do more to protect innocent civilian lives, be they innocent Palestinian children or aid workers,” Blinken added.

France on Tuesday "strongly" condemned the strike, joining other world powers in denouncing the Israeli Occupation.

"Protecting humanitarian workers is a moral and legal imperative that everyone must adhere to," French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne said in Paris, "Nothing justifies such a tragedy."

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