UK summons Israeli ambassador to London after seven WCK workers killed in Gaza

Madrid, April 2 (European Press) –

On Tuesday, the United Kingdom summoned the Israeli ambassador to London, Tzipi Hotovely, to seek clarifications about the Israeli attack that led to the deaths of seven humanitarian workers from the non-governmental organization World Central Kitchen (WCK) in the Gaza Strip.

“I have expressed the government's unequivocal condemnation of the horrific killing of seven aid workers at World Central Kitchen, including three British citizens,” British International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said in a statement.

He also stated that they asked the Israeli authorities to “conduct a prompt and transparent investigation” into what happened and “share it with the international community,” as well as “full accountability.”

He added: “I reiterated the need for Israel to immediately establish an effective de-escalation mechanism and urgently expand humanitarian access. We need to see an immediate humanitarian truce to bring in aid, remove hostages and move towards a sustainable ceasefire.”

This was stated by British Foreign Minister David Cameron on the social networking site

“Israel must urgently explain how this happened and make important changes to ensure the safety of humanitarian workers on the ground,” he concluded.

The operation took place in the Deir al-Bal area in the central Gaza Strip, and according to the organization itself, the dead were British, Polish, Australian, Palestinian, and American-Canadian citizens. WCK explained that the convoy, which was hit while leaving a warehouse after unloading 100 tons of food, was coordinated with the Israeli army.

The WCK workers were present in the Palestinian Strip on a humanitarian mission, in cooperation with the NGO Open Arms, to establish a sea humanitarian corridor between Cyprus and Gaza and thus overcome the enormous obstacles imposed by Israel to the delivery of aid by land.

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