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Sunak demands ‘transparent explanation’ after death of British aid worker in Gaza

02 Apr 2024 2 minute read
Prime Minster Rishi Sunak. Photo Carl Recine/PA Wire

The UK Government has called on Israel to “immediately investigate” the death of a British aid worker in an air strike in Gaza.

The Prime Minister said he was “shocked and saddened” by reports that seven World Central Kitchen aid workers, including a British national, were killed in Gaza on Monday night.


Rishi Sunak told broadcasters during a visit to the north east of England: “We are asking Israel to investigate what happened urgently, because clearly there are questions that need to be answered.”

Mr Sunak added: “My thoughts are with their friends and family.

“They are doing fantastic work bringing alleviation to the suffering that many are experiencing in Gaza.

“They should be praised and commended for what they are doing.

“They need to be allowed to do that work unhindered and it is incumbent on Israel to make sure they can do that.”


Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron said the Foreign Office was “working to verify” reports that a British national was among the aid workers killed, adding that the Government wanted “a full, transparent explanation of what happened”.

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has “expressed the deepest condolences” to the families of the aid workers, and said it was “reviewing the incident at the highest levels”.

An IDF spokesman said: “We will be opening a probe to examine this serious incident further.

“This will help us reduce the risk of such an event from occurring again.

“The incident will be investigated in the Fact Finding and Assessment Mechanism: an independent, professional, and expert body.”

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
8 days ago

Forget the fake empathy Rishy. You are culpable in their murder by your support of Zionist Israel. You lack humanity, decency and a heart. Hang your sorry head in shame. Because of you these seven brave aid workers are dead. Because of your actions of weaponizing Israel has allowed mass murderer Benjamin Netanyahu to kill 30,000 innocient men women & children who are now slowly rotting in their graves. You make me sick to the pit of my stomach. I don’t hate many people but I’ll make an exception in your case.

Last edited 8 days ago by Y Cymro
adopted cardi
adopted cardi
7 days ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

well said

8 days ago

Does the UK send weapons to Israel?
The UK supplies Israel with components for combat aircraft, missiles and tanks, as well as small arms and ammunition, Human Rights Watch said last year.21 Feb 2024

Dai Ponty
Dai Ponty
7 days ago

And Sunak you and the whole Tory Party HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS of people on this Island we live on with the way you have stripped the N H S of funds you wrecked the N H S and people are dyeing because they cannot get treated see a G P get seen in Hospital long wait in A&E so your bunch of MOBSTERS HAVE KILLED People

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