Washington [USA], April 3: US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese reacted strongly after Israel's airstrike in the Gaza Strip killed 7 aid workers.
This morning, April 3 (Vietnam time), US President Joe Biden said he was "outraged and heartbroken" by Israel 's April 1 airstrike in the Gaza Strip that killed 7 people working for the World Central Kitchen organization. (WCK, headquartered in the US) died, according to Reuters.
Among the dead were Australian, British and Polish citizens as well as Palestinians and a dual citizen of the US and Canada. These people were transporting food, which had previously been brought from Cyprus to Gaza by sea.
Mr. Biden emphasized that Israel's investigation into the above air strike "must be quick, the findings of the incident must be made public." He also emphasized: "What is even more tragic is that this is not an isolated incident. This conflict is one of the worst events in recent history in terms of the number of aid workers lost." network".
President Biden said that Israel has not done enough to protect aid workers or civilians in Gaza. "The United States has repeatedly called on Israel to reduce the conflict between military operations against Hamas and humanitarian operations to avoid civilian casualties." The US leader said he would continue to press Israel to do more to aid Gaza.
In addition, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone early on the morning of April 3, telling the Israeli leader that Australians were very angry at the death of Australian citizen Lalzawmi "Zomi". " Frankcom during the air raid on April 1. Mr. Albanese also expressed anger with Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu about the incident, according to AFP.
Previously, Australian Foreign Secretary Penny Wong said she had a conversation with her Israeli counterpart on the evening of April 2. "I expressed to him that the death of any aid worker and the death of Zomi Frankcom were shocking and unacceptable," Ms. Wong said, according to Reuters.
Ms. Wong emphasized that Israel must explain how the aid vehicles, which according to the media were clearly marked and whose movements were shared with the Israeli military, were attacked.
Prime Minister Netanyahu on April 2 admitted that the Israeli armed forces had unintentionally conducted the above deadly airstrike.
On April 3, the Israeli military admitted they made a "serious mistake" in the airstrike that killed 7 aid workers on April 1. "This incident was a serious mistake," Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi said in a video message on social network X.
Mr. Halevi also wrote that the cause came from "wrong determination - at night in a fight under very complex conditions. That should not have happened".
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper