World Central Kitchen Founder Calls Fatal Israeli Bombing ‘Unforgivable’

( – Chef Jose Andres of World Central Kitchen (WCK) discussed the recent attack on an aid convoy in Gaza that resulted in the deaths of 7 of his workers in an interview with ABC News which aired on Sunday, April 7th. Andres called the attack “unforgivable” and reiterated his belief that the aid convoy was deliberately destroyed by the Israelis. Israel’s military has claimed that the attack was a “grave mistake.”

The Israelis claimed that they had misidentified the convoy, which caused decision-making errors. They highlighted that the attack was contrary to their standard protocols. Andres told co-anchor Martha Raddatz that the war in Gaza no longer seems like a war against terror, but rather “a war against humanity itself.”

Andres further suggested the Israeli investigation was superficial and said it was a case of the perpetrators investigating themselves. He wants a much deeper investigation. He demanded videos of the attack. WCK representatives had previously stated that the three vehicles in the convoy were clearly marked with their logo on the roof and windows, so misidentification seems unlikely.

They also highlighted that the attack was methodical, resulting in the precise destruction of all three vehicles and all seven occupants.

The attack was all the excuse the Biden administration required to exert additional pressure on the Israelis who maintain they need further military operations in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza, to eliminate Hamas. Biden is encouraging an immediate ceasefire and end to the conflict.

Biden called the attack “unacceptable” in a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call on April 4th. White House National Security Adviser John Kirby told “This Week” audiences on April 6th that the Israelis will have to make “some changes” to ensure there isn’t another attack on aid workers.

Following the attacks, WCK and Anera, two of the largest independent humanitarian aid organizations, paused their relief efforts citing safety concerns. UN watchdogs warned last month that Gaza is poised on the brink of mass starvation.

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