Tragic Airstrike Leads to Shutdown of World Central Kitchen’s Gaza Operations; Biden Offers Condolences to Chef Andrés

Biden expresses sympathy for the loss of World Central Kitchen employees

The World Central Kitchen, a charity founded by celebrity chef José Andrés, has suspended its operations in Gaza following the deaths of seven aid workers in an airstrike. President Joe Biden personally called José Andrés to offer his condolences over the tragic incident. Biden emphasized the importance of protecting humanitarian aid workers and will make it clear to Israel that they must be safeguarded.

The seven aid workers were killed when their convoy was struck as they were leaving a warehouse in Deir al-Balah after unloading over 100 tons of food aid in Gaza. The World Central Kitchen had coordinated their movements with the Israeli military and the workers were traveling in marked armored cars. Michael Collins, who covers the White House, reported on this story. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter, @mcollinsNEWS for updates on this developing situation.

President Biden expressed his deep sadness at the loss of the aid workers and assured Andrés that he stands with the World Central Kitchen family during this difficult time. The United States has also expressed outrage over the airstrikes and expects a swift and comprehensive investigation by the Israeli military into the incident that led to their deaths. The findings of this investigation must be made public and appropriate accountability must be ensured to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future.

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