“Israeli” president apologizes for airstrike that killed seven aid workers in Gaza


Published: 2024-04-02 21:57

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 09:39

“Israeli” president Isaac Herzog at the President’s residence in Jerusalem (July 7, 2021) (Photo: AP)
“Israeli” president Isaac Herzog at the President’s residence in Jerusalem (July 7, 2021) (Photo: AP)

“Israeli” president Isaac Herzog, has apologized today for the strike that killed seven aid workers of an American-based Charity organization yesterday, Monday.

Herzog, speaking to José Andrés, the founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK), a non-profit charity devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters, expressed his "deep sorrow and sincere apologies over the tragic loss of life".

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Several Western powers have condemned the “Israeli” airstrike that killed seven foreign aid workers in the Gaza Strip, in addition to calling for urgent and thorough investigations into the incident.

The UK has summoned the “Israeli” ambassador 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 the missile strike in Gaza.

The United States has urgently called for an investigation into the airstrike.

“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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