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World Central Kitchen calls for "independent" investigation into bombing that killed seven aid workers

"It is the only way to determine the truth," explain executives of the NGO founded by chef José Andrés.

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World Central Kitchen calls for "independent" investigation into bombing that killed seven aid workers

"It is the only way to determine the truth," explain executives of the NGO founded by chef José Andrés

MADRID, 4 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The NGO World Central Kitchen (WCK) has requested an "independent" investigation into the Israeli bombing that killed seven aid workers in the Gaza Strip on Monday, with the aim that a "third party" outside of Israel determines, among other things , if there was intention on the part of the Israeli Armed Forces in the projectiles launched successively at several vehicles.

"It was a military attack that involved multiple launches and against three WCK vehicles. The three vehicles were transporting civilians, were marked as WCK vehicles and their movements were fully agreed with the Israeli authorities, aware of their itinerary, route and humanitarian mission" , explain in a statement the CEO, Erin Gore, and the General Secretary, Javier García.

Despite the investigation announced by the Israeli Executive, which has acknowledged responsibility for the attack, the directors of the NGO have considered that "an independent investigation is the only way to determine the truth of what happened, guarantee transparency and accountability. to hold those responsible accountable and prevent future attacks against humanitarian workers.

They ask the governments of Australia, Canada, the United States, Poland and the United Kingdom - the countries of origin of the fatalities - to join this request, with a view to an external report being able to determine whether the attacks "were "perpetrated intentionally" and involved a violation of International Law.

The NGO has demanded that Israel "immediately preserve all documents, communications, video and audio recordings and any other material that may be relevant", with a view to "guaranteeing the integrity of the investigation".

The Israeli Army has attributed the bombing to a "misidentification", while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated in his first reaction that this type of incident "happens in a war", alluding to the open conflict against Hamas in the Strip. from Gaza.