Israeli Occupation army claims fatal error in strike on Gaza humanitarian workers

Palestine

Published: 2024-04-03 11:02

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 10:30


Israeli Occupation army claims fatal error in strike on Gaza humanitarian workers
Israeli Occupation army claims fatal error in strike on Gaza humanitarian workers

On Wednesday, the Israeli Occupation army claimed a "grave error" following an airstrike that resulted in the deaths of seven individuals affiliated with the American NGO "World Central Kitchen" in Gaza.

The incident sparked global outrage and condemnation.

Israeli Occupation army Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi admitted to the strike being an "error," attributing it to a "misidentification of individuals" amid "highly complex circumstances."

The NGO, which has been engaged in relief efforts and food distribution since the onset of the Gaza aggression, announced the suspension of its operations in the region on Tuesday.

Numerous countries and international bodies, including the United Nations, strongly denounced the attack as a violation of international humanitarian law, marking the deadliest incident for humanitarian workers during the aggression.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres deemed the incident "unacceptable," emphasizing the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire, captive release, and unimpeded humanitarian access to Gaza.

He noted that the casualties among NGO workers bring the total number of humanitarian fatalities in the aggression to 196, with over 175 linked to the United Nations.