Netanyahu Apologizes for ‘Tragic’ Mistake

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – Amid Israel’s struggle to eradicate the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip, the Jewish State’s conservative leader Benjamin Netanyahu has issued an apology over a “tragic” mistake by the Israeli military which killed seven aid charity workers in an airstrike.

The slain individuals were associated with the humanitarian organization World Central Kitchen (WCK) in Gaza.

In a video address on Tuesday, Netanyahu described the event as unintended and “tragic,” and announced that the military would conduct an independent investigation into the matter.

The Israeli military extended its “sincere sorrow” regarding the incident, which provoked widespread criticism and heightened calls for actions to mitigate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza following almost six months of conflict.

Among the casualties of the airstrike on the WCK convoy were nationals from Australia, Britain, and Poland, along with Palestinians and a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.

WCK, initiated by famed chef Jose Andres, noted that the victims were traveling in two armored vehicles bearing the charity’s emblem alongside another vehicle.

“Unfortunately in the past day there was a tragic event in which our forces unintentionally harmed noncombatants in the Gaza Strip. This happens in war. We are conducting a thorough inquiry and are in contact with the governments. We will do everything to prevent a recurrence,” Netanyahu declared.

“This happens in war. We are conducting a thorough inquiry and are in contact with the governments. We will do everything to prevent a recurrence,” he added.

The United Kingdom reacted by summoning the Israeli ambassador in London, conveying its “unequivocal condemnation of the appalling killing” of the WCK workers, which included three British nationals.

“Israel must urgently explain how this happened and make major changes to ensure safety of aid workers on the ground,” British Foreign Secretary David Cameron reacted in a post on X.

The event spurred protests, with participants breaching security perimeters to approach Netanyahu’s residence entrance late Tuesday.

They are calling for a prisoner exchange with Hamas for the release of remaining hostages and are also advocating for a change in the Israeli government.

Israel refutes claims that it obstructs the distribution of critically needed food aid in Gaza, attributing the difficulties to the incapability of international aid organizations to deliver the aid efficiently.

Despite coordinating with the Israeli military, the convoy was struck as it exited its Deir al-Balah warehouse, after dispatching over 100 tons of humanitarian food aid to Gaza, according to WCK.

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