Apr 3, 2024, 10:40 PM

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Israel’s response to killing aid workers ‘insufficient'

Israel’s response to killing aid workers ‘insufficient'

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has denounced Israel’s “insufficient and unacceptable” explanations about killing aid workers in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Sanchez made the comment during a visit to Qatar on Wednesday. He said the world demands more clarifications regarding the shocking attack.

“That is unacceptable and insufficient, and we are awaiting a much stronger and more detailed clarification, after which we’ll see what action to take.”

On Monday, Israeli forces conducted a fatal strike on a clearly identified convoy of international aid workers in Gaza. It was a convoy of the charity World Central Kitchen (WCK). Three British nationals, an Australian, a Polish national, an American-Canadian dual citizen and a Palestinian were killed. The attack drew international condemnations and mounted calls for an urgent investigation.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that the occupation forces had killed the humanitarian workers, claiming that Israeli forces had “unintentionally harmed non-combatants” and that “It happens in wartime.”

Francesca Albanese, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, said on Tuesday that the Israeli military had “intentionally killed” the WCK aid workers.

Late last month, Albanese revealed she had received threats throughout her mandate of compiling a report about Israel’s genocide in the besieged Gaza Strip.

As Netanyahu claimed the strike on the WCK was “unintentional” and Israel's ambassador to Poland Yacov Livne said Poland was “accusing Israel of intentional murder,” Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said the appalling attack and Netanyahu’s response caused “understandable anger.”

“The tragic attack on volunteers and your (Netanyahu's) reaction arouse understandable anger,” Tusk wrote on X on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Szejna said he had summoned Livne to discuss the death of the Polish aid worker, Damian Sobol, who was killed in the Israeli strike.

“I want to talk to the ambassador about the new situation in Polish-Israeli relations and about the moral, political and financial responsibility for the event that recently took place in the Gaza Strip”, Szejna told the Polish state news agency PAP.

RHM/Press TV

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