Biden was “outraged” and “heartbroken” by the Israeli attack that killed a Pole

US President Joe Biden said he was “outraged” and “heartbroken” by the Israeli attack on a humanitarian convoy, which killed seven people, including a Pole.

On Easter Monday, an Israeli rocket hit a convoy of volunteers from the humanitarian organization World Central Kitchen (WCK) delivering food to the Gaza Strip. Among them were Palestinians, a Briton, an Australian, holder of both American and Canadian citizenship, and a Pole: Damian Soból.

Biden ‘outraged’ and ‘heartbroken’ by Israel’s attack

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he was “outraged” and “heartbroken” by the Israeli army’s attack on volunteers. He called for an “expeditious” investigation by Israel into the case and for its results to be made public. He added that the investigation should identify those responsible for the attack.

According to Biden, distributing aid in Gaza is so difficult because Israel is not doing enough to protect aid workers trying to help civilians.

“The United States has repeatedly urged Israel to combine its military operations against Hamas with humanitarian operations to prevent civilian casualties,” Biden said.

Attack on a humanitarian convoy in the Gaza Strip. There was a Pole in the marked car

World Central Kitchen said in a statement after the tragedy that the volunteers moved in armored cars marked with the WCK logo. Nevertheless, the convoy was attacked as it left the Deir al-Balah warehouse, where the team was unloading more than 100 tons of humanitarian food aid brought by sea to Gaza.

– This is not just an attack on WCK, it is an attack on humanitarian organizations that exist in the most terrible situations, when food is used as a weapon. “This is inexcusable,” said Erin Gore, CEO of World Central Kitchen.

The organization announced that it had suspended its activities in the region due to the attack. “We will soon make decisions about the future of our work,” the statement said.

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, in a conversation with Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz, called for an impartial investigation into the attack on a humanitarian convoy in the Gaza Strip in which a Polish national was killed.

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the Polish volunteer who provided assistance to the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip via the X website. “Poland disagrees with the lack of compliance with international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians, including humanitarian workers,” we read.

Users of the platform added context to the Foreign Ministry’s statement: “The message omits the important context that a Polish volunteer died at the hands of the Israeli army as a result of an Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip.” Kontext is written by people using site

Source: Do Rzeczy