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Iran: Attack on aid convoy manifests Israel’s intention of causing famine in Gaza

Palestinian children collect water at Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City on March 31, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Iran has censured Israel’s deadly strike on an aid convoy of the World Central Kitchen (WCK) in the Gaza Strip.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani made the remarks in a post on X on Tuesday, after seven employees of the WCK food aid charity were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Deir el-Balah earlier in the day.

“This atrocity once again confirms the fact that the occupying Zionist regime is insisting on its organized and deliberate imposition of hunger, famine and massacre of civilians, international aid teams and staff of humanitarian organizations,” Kan’ani stated.

“Such an inhuman approach reveals the Israeli regime is not committed to any international rules and regulations or worldwide moral principles.”

The Iranian official said the Israeli military’s deliberate attack on the aid convoy of WCK, which is responsible for distributing food aid among the Palestinian people in Gaza, deserves international condemnation.

Undoubtedly, such organized crimes will increase global hatred and anger toward the regime and its supporters, Kan’ani said, adding that they will make world nations more determined to support the oppressed Palestinian nation.

On Tuesday, Gaza’s Government Media Office said at least seven foreign aid workers of WCK had been killed in the central part of the Gaza Strip.

It said the foreigners included citizens of Australia, Britain, and Poland.

Chef Jose Andres, who started the WCK in 2010, said on X that he was heartbroken and grieving for the families and friends of those who had died in the airstrike.

WCK CEO Erin Gore also said in a statement, “This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organizations showing up in the most dire of situations where food is being used as a weapon of war. This is unforgivable.”

The NGO further stated that its members were traveling in a “de-conflicted zone”, adding that it had coordinated their movements with the Israeli military.


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