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British charity worker killed after alleged airstike in Gaza


Details have yet to be confirmed

A British citizen is among seven charity workers killed in Gaza after an alleged Israeli air strike.

World Central Kitchen, a food charity that works in war zones and disaster-hit countries to help feed displaced people, said the WCK team was traveling in a deconflicted zone in two armored cars branded with its logo and a soft skin vehicle when they were struck.

The aid group said that despite coordinating movements with the IDF, the convoy was hit as it was leaving the Deir al-Balah warehouse, where the team had unloaded more than 100 tons of humanitarian food aid brought to Gaza on an official maritime route.

 “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. This is unforgivable,” said World Central Kitchen CEO Erin Gore.

The seven killed are from the United Kingdom, Australia, Poland, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, and Palestine.

Gore continued: “I am heartbroken and appalled that we — World Central Kitchen and the world — lost beautiful lives today because of a targeted attack by the IDF.

“The love they had for feeding people, the determination they embodied to show that humanity rises above all, and the impact they made in countless lives will forever be remembered and cherished.”

The IDF says it is “carrying out an in-depth examination at the highest levels to understand the circumstances of this tragic incident.”

WCK is pausing operations immediately in the region.

A statement from the UK Foreign Office said: “We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in Gaza and are urgently seeking further information."

It is not the first time Israel has been accused of bombing humanitarian aid convoys and distribution centres. The United Nations’ Palestinian Refugee Agency said a tank shell hit one of its aid convoys in February and a supply distribution centre in March.



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