UK’s David Cameron slams ‘completely unacceptable’ killing of aid workers in Gaza – POLITICO

In a statement released after his call with Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, Cameron said: “Israel must urgently explain how this happened and make major changes to ensure the safety of aid workers on the ground. »

Mitchell meanwhile added a powerful statement published by the Foreign Office that he had “expressed the Government’s unequivocal condemnation of the appalling murder of 7 World Central Kitchen aid workers, including 3 British nationals”.

“I called for a rapid and transparent investigation, shared with the international community, as well as full accountability,” he added.

Foreign Secretary David Cameron called his Israeli counterpart | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

This marks a notable hardening of the tone of a British government which has tended to emphasize its strong support for Israel following the October 7 attacks. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told reporters His thoughts were with the families of those killed and urged Israel to take “immediate steps to protect aid workers and facilitate lifesaving humanitarian operations in Gaza.”

It came as Australian Anthony Albanese expressed his own anger over the “totally unacceptable” killing of Lalzawmi Frankcom, a 43-year-old Australian aid worker, in the same attack. Albanese also summoned the Israeli ambassador.

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that “innocent people” were killed in the “unintentional” airstrike.


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