World Central Kitchen founder says aid workers were targeted 'systematically, car by car'


Published: 2024-04-04 11:48

Last Updated: 2024-06-15 15:32

World Central Kitchen founder says aid workers were targeted 'systematically, car by car'
World Central Kitchen founder says aid workers were targeted 'systematically, car by car'

José Andrés, the founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK), said in an interview with Reuters that the Israeli Occupation military strike that resulted in the deaths of seven aid workers was intentional.

He said that they were targeted "systematically, car by car" in a "deconflicting zone, in an area controlled by IDF. They knowing that it was our teams moving on that road... with three cars."

Andrés has consistently refuted Israeli Occupation and US assertions that the strikes on his team were accidental, asserting, "Even if we were not in coordination with the (Israel Defense Forces), no democratic country and no military can be targeting civilians and humanitarians."

"This was not just a bad luck situation where ‘oops’ we dropped the bomb in the wrong place," Andrés said.

Reports confirmed that the aid workers were targeted in three separate cars that already had WCK logos on top.

"This was over a 1.5, 1.8 kilometers, with a very defined humanitarian convoy that had signs in the top, in the roof, a very colorful logo that we are obviously very proud of," he said. It's “very clear who we are and what we do,” WCK founder said.

He further stated that drones are constantly monitoring all movement in Gaza. There's virtually nothing happening that the Israeli Occupation army isn't aware of, emphasizing that WCK workers had established direct communication with the army to arrange their movement.

The victims were three British nationals, a Palestinian, American-Canadian dual citizen, an Australian, and a Polish national. Following the tragedy, the organization announced the suspension of its operations in the region.

Countries like the United States and Spain have called for an explanation from the Israeli Occupation authorities regarding the deaths of the aid workers. Meanwhile, the Israeli Occupation military admitted responsibility for the incident, attributing it to a mistake typical of wartime circumstances.

Also Read: World leaders condemn Israeli Occupation military's killing of aid workers in Gaza

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