Aid Workers Killed In War Between Israel and Hamas; Israel Takes Responsibility

April 3, 2024

The seven people killed on a World Central Kitchen mission in Gaza on Monday were the best of humanity.

Chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, an organization that provides meals internationally to those in need after several aid workers died in an Israeli strike in Gaza; Israel calls the strike a “mistake” due to “misidentification.”

Why It Matters: Israel has taken responsibility for the attack with the Prime Minister noting“tragic case of our forces unintentionally hitting innocent people.” The broader impact: The World Central Kitchen has provided 43 million meals to those in need in Gaza during the war between Israel and Hamas, a a U.S. designated foreign terrorist organization. The World Central Kitchen but has now stopped its operations.

The President of the United States said he was “outraged and heartbroken” by the deaths.

The U.S. Pentagon said they have no information to share about whether U.S. weapons were used in this specific attack. The Pentagon had no significant updates on when the U.S. will build a temporary pier off the coast of Gaza to deliver aid – the date of beginning construction remains several weeks away.

Israel’s statement on the attack

José Andrés: Let People Eat

by Jenna Lee,