Seven aid workers were killed when their convoy was hit by an Israeli airstrike overnight, as it was leaving their Deir al-Balah warehouse, amid ongoing operations delivering aid supplies inside Gaza.

The food charity World Central Kitchen (WCK) said they had coordinated the convoy’s movements with the Israel Defense Forces.

In response to the strike, the IDF stated that it “is conducting a thorough review at the highest levels to understand the circumstances of this tragic incident.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday the aid workers were killed in an “unintended strike.”

The destroyed vehicles bear the hallmarks of a precision strike, which only the IDF has the capability to conduct in the region.

  • @oakey66
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    Oopsie. I committed another war crime. Ssssssoooooorrrrryyyy

    • shameless
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      “We will investigate this war crime incident at our highest levels!”

      • Karyoplasma
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        Spoiler alert: they will find that they did not do anything wrong.

        • FuglyDuck
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          1321 days ago

          And, indeed, find some medals are due to passed around.

          You know. For stuff.

  • Flying Squid
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    By “unintended,” he means that he did not intend for people to realize it was a precision strike.

    • @Maggoty
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      I figure he means they didn’t know this convoy had western passport holders. They thought they were just blowing up more Palestinian aid workers.

      • Flying Squid
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        I don’t even think he means that. As the article says, they notified the IDF of their movements.

        • @Maggoty
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          Off the top of my head this is the fourth time they’ve hit a convoy that coordinated it’s movements. Not including blowing up the bakery that just had a delivery and firing at the crowd trying to get food. And that’s just what I’m aware of. This is also the most dangerous war for aid workers in the modern period.

  • @[email protected]
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    I find it extremely hard to believe they didn’t know who was in that vehicle.

    The same day, they hit a group in Syria containing high-level Iranian generals. The US didn’t even know about it.

    • @[email protected]
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      It’s been widely reported that World Central Kitchen had been coordinating movements with the IDF. They , the IDF, knew who was in those vehicles.

      I always prefer to apply Hanlon’s razor ( Never attribute to malice what can be explained with incompetence ) but shits been looking malicious for a long time now

      • Flying Squid
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        Looking forward to tomorrow when the IDF claims that the World Central Kitchen staff were Hamas terrorists.

        Who knew that every single person inside Gaza’s borders was a Hamas terrorist?

        • infectoid
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          Plot twist. Hamas terrorists hacked into IDF infrastructure and dropped the bombs on themselves to make the IDF look bad.

          Either that or they’ll find that elements of the IDF are Hamas.

      • @Tolstoshev
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        Hanlon’s razor is reversed for sociopaths.

      • @essexludlow
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        Precision Guided Missles.

        Troops need to point a laser at the target before firing. They knew what they were doing.

    • @Gigasser
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      I wonder if this halts the food aid going into Gaza as this gets investigated?

  • @[email protected]
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    They targeted them intentionally. Their main motive is to teach WCK a lesson and set example for other humanitarian organizations to stay away from Gaza. Ultimately IDF is succeeded as WCK halting its operation. Now as always US daddy will come to their defence and prove Israel is innocent.

    • @TechNerdWizard42
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      Exactly and I can’t figure out if people are just too stupid or too entrenched in propaganda. Of course there will be news of it being a “mistake”. Or 3 mistakes. And nothing will change. Resolutions will be passed. Statements will be issued. Thoughts and prayers. Nothing will change for Israel, the US will continue supplying death machines to these evil people. But now less aid goes to those they deem inhuman.

      It was a precision strike in more ways than one. People who can’t realize it was no mistake at all, baffle the mind.

  • @[email protected]
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    Geeze, this is the first time I’ve heard from these guys seince the escalation of the genocide. Have they been doing work through this crises?

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      They got a makeshift pier built and delivered a ton of aid by ship. All coordinated with Israel. This was one of their first convoys out of that warehouse. (Also coordinated with Israel)

    • @dustyData
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      They’ve been everywhere, from Syria to Ukraine.

  • @[email protected]
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    Looks like I got banned (temporarily? still stupid) and had a bunch of comments removed from the news community on lemmy.ml for posting links to the truth in the comments on this same article, oh well 🤷

    Those people got REALLY pissed that I gave them evidence Trump would make it worse

    Apparently a bunch of links is uncivil?

    Seems like I also can’t report the other (actually aggressive and insulting) participants in a community I’m banned from. Great design choice there lemmy!

  • @zerog_bandit
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    Didn’t they say the same thing about Al Asqa Hospital?