April 21st, 2024

Canada condemns Israeli strike on aid workers in Gaza, demands investigation

By The Canadian Press on April 2, 2024.

Palestinians carry the body of a World Central Kitchen worker at Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, April 2, 2024. A Canadian-American citizen is among the seven aid workers who were killed by an apparent Israeli airstrike in Gaza.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Abdel Kareem Hana

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada condemns an airstrike launched by the Israeli military that killed seven aid workers in the Gaza Strip.

Joly’s statement this morning comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledges the Israel Defence Forces carried out the “unintended strike,” which killed “innocent people.”

The World Central Kitchen says its workers were killed as they were delivering food.

A dual Canadian-American citizen is among the dead.

Joly says Canada expects full accountability for the “killings” and attacks on humanitarian personnel are “absolutely unacceptable.”

She says a full investigation is required and Canada will convey that to the Israeli government directly.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 2, 2024.

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