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UN Condemns Deadly Israeli Airstrike against World Central Kitchen Workers in Gaza

Wed 03 Apr 2024 | 02:30 PM
Ahmed Emam

United Nations spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday that the killing of seven people working for celebrity chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen charity in Gaza is "the inevitable result of the way this war is currently being conducted".

He also reiterated the UN call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the six-month-long war between Israel and Hamas. "Israel is retaliating against Hamas in Gaza over a deadly Oct. 7 attack on Israel by the Palestinian militants."

“The multiplicity of such events is the inevitable result of the way this war is being conducted,” Dujarric said. "At least 196 humanitarians have been killed since October in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which is one of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places to work."

This came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that Monday’s airstrike that killed the aid workers was "unintended and tragic".

The United Nations (UN) has raised an alarm about an impending famine in Gaza. They have cited challenges in delivering aid to the region due to obstacles in the distribution process. 

On Tuesday, Dujarric, explained that while they have a mechanism in place to ensure aid delivery, it has not been functioning effectively.

He further added that they have been delivering aid on an opportunistic basis which is not a sustainable approach for a major aid operation.