Seven employees of the World Central Kitchen were killed in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army. Many countries condemned it.

Seven employees of the charity World Central Kitchen (WCK) were killed in an air strike in central Gaza, including three Britons, one American-Canadian dual citizen, and foreigners from Poland and Australia. Many countries condemned the deaths of rescuers caused by the Israeli army and demanded that Israel investigate the incident thoroughly.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Israeli army had inadvertently attacked innocent people and would investigate and prevent similar incidents. The Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, Herzi Halevi, admitted that it was a serious mistake and blamed the mistake on misidentification. Israeli President Herzog apologized for the incident.

US President Joe Biden said he was angry and heartbroken about the incident, accusing Israel of not doing enough to protect aid workers and urged Israel to launch an investigation quickly, emphasizing that those responsible must be held accountable.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that the situation in Gaza is becoming more and more intolerable, and a thorough, transparent and independent investigation into the killing of aid workers is required.

Australian Prime Minister Albanese said that he expressed Australia's anger and concern to Netanyahu in the call and expected a full and appropriate explanation.

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said that there is no reason to justify such a tragedy; Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau believes that there needs to be full accountability, and also said that the killing of aid workers by the Israeli army is absolutely unacceptable.

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