Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

U.S. Demands Israel Improve Operations After Unacceptable Killing of Aid Workers in Gaza

Wed 03 Apr 2024 | 11:44 PM

The U.S. State Department has declared the killing of humanitarian aid workers in Gaza as "unacceptable," urging Israel to enhance its operational procedures. This statement comes amid ongoing investigations into the deaths of employees from the Global Central Kitchen, with Washington calling for prompt conclusions from the Israeli inquiry.

As the Israeli military's aggression in the Gaza Strip persists since October 7, the conflict has resulted in over 32,000 fatalities, predominantly children and women, and more than 74,000 injuries, according to initial reports. Thousands of victims remain trapped under debris or stranded in the streets, hindered by the Israeli blockade from receiving emergency medical and civil defense assistance.

Furthermore, the civilian populations across the occupied Palestinian territories, including Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, continue to endure severe breaches of international humanitarian law by Israeli forces. Incidents reported include the bombing of civilian residences, the demolition of essential infrastructure, and the deployment of various, including internationally banned, weapons. These actions have led to substantial civilian casualties and property damage, spotlighting the critical need for Israel to reassess and amend its military practices in the region.