Headline RoundupApril 2nd, 2024

Israeli Strike Kills 7 Aid Workers in Gaza

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Monday, seven aid workers with the World Central Kitchen charity were killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza.

Key Details: The aid workers, some of whom were foreign nationals, were traveling in a "deconflicted zone" in two armored cars that were branded with the World Central Kitchen logo. The charity is now pausing its operations to assess the future of its operations in Gaza.

Key Quotes: "This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organizations showing up in the most dire of situations where food is being used as a weapon of war," World Central Kitchen CEO Erin Gore said in a statement. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was “a tragic case of our forces unintentionally hitting innocent people in the Gaza Strip” and that they would “do everything so that this thing does not happen again.”

For ContextWorld Central Kitchen has been at the forefront of getting food to Gaza by sea, and over the past few weeks, it has delivered tons of supplies to Gaza. Many aid organizations, along with the United Nations and the U.S., have been urging Israel to avoid targeting aid convoys and to do more to improve its conflict resolution mechanisms.

How the Media Covered it: Sources across the political spectrum noted the social media post from White House National Security Council spokesperson Adriene Watson, which said that the Biden administration was "heartbroken and deeply troubled by the strike."

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