US urges “swift, impartial investigation” into deadly “Israeli” airstrike on aid workers in Gaza

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Published: 2024-04-02 17:33

Last Updated: 2024-04-21 22:34


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a joint press conference with the French FM in Paris. (April 2, 2024) (Photo: AFP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a joint press conference with the French FM in Paris. (April 2, 2024) (Photo: AFP)

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."

“Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Tuesday that their military had "unintentionally" killed seven aid workers with a US charity in an airstrike in Gaza.

The World Central Kitchen stated a "targeted attack" by “Israeli” forces on Monday had killed the group, which included Australian, British, Palestinian, Polish and US-Canadian employees.

Netanyahu said it was a "tragic case" that would be investigated "right to the end".

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