Israeli army expresses ‘regret’ over the death of NGO workers, but denies blame | World

Israeli army expresses ‘regret’ over the death of NGO workers, but denies blame | World
Israeli army expresses ‘regret’ over the death of NGO workers, but denies blame | World
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1 of 1 Destruction in the Gaza Strip amid the war between Israel and Hamas.

Destruction in the Gaza Strip amid the war between Israel and Hamas. MOHAMMED ABED / AFP

Israeli Army spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said he spoke with the founder of the NGO WCK following the death of six workers and the NGO’s driver in the Gaza Strip. He said he expressed ‘deep condolences’, but denied that Israel was responsible for the attack that resulted in the death.

According to Daniel, the incident will be investigated by the ‘Fact Finding and Assessment Mechanism’. According to the spokesperson, this is an ‘independent, professional and specialized’ body, but did not provide further details about its activities.

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This Monday (1st), while delivering food, seven workers from the NGO WCK, which is from the United States, were killed after being hit by a missile. The organization stated that Israel was linked to the airstrike.

Because of this, the NGO decided to suspend humanitarian work in Gaza. After the attack, in addition to them, another American organization that operated in the region, American Near East Refugee Aid, also reported that it will stop providing aid to the Palestinians. They provided about two million meals a week. The information is from BBC News.

The White House called on Israel to quickly investigate the case.


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