Israel faces mounting outrage from allies after killing World Central Kitchen aid workers – POLITICO

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk warned on social media on Wednesday that “the vast majority of Poles showed complete solidarity with Israel after the Hamas attack. Today, you are putting this solidarity to the test.”

Tusk added: “There is understandable anger about the tragic attack on volunteers and your reaction. »

Some of the harshest criticism has come from the United Kingdom, which has long been one of Israel’s strongest supporters. Three of the aid workers who died were British citizens.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told Netanyahu late Tuesday that “far too many aid workers and ordinary civilians have lost their lives in Gaza and the situation is increasingly intolerable,” according to a readout of the leaders’ call provided by Number 10 Downing Street.

The EU echoed Sunak’s conclusion that the killings were “appalling”.

In a joint statement, top EU diplomat Josep Borrell and Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič added that Israel should respect international law and protect humanitarian workers, and demanded “a thorough investigation and ensure that those responsible answer for their actions.”

The seven people killed Monday were volunteers and aid workers from Australia, Poland, the United Kingdom, with dual American and Canadian nationality, and Palestine. They join a list of more than 200 aid workers killed over the past six months in Gaza.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week issued new provisional measures, including that Israel must prevent acts of genocide committed by its military “in particular by preventing, through any action, the delivery of humanitarian aid which it is in urgent need.”


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