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Israel's Gaza aid convoy strike reflects 'absolute breakdown' of process

Aid agencies who spent months urging Israel to improve its “deconfliction” system say the deadly strike that killed seven of World Central Kitchen’s staff was foreseeable.
Relatives and friends mourn the death of Saif Abu Taha, a staff member of the US-based aid group World Central Kitchen.

WASHINGTON — Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, and now, World Central Kitchen

They are among the international aid organizations whose staff and infrastructure have come under Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip, where the six-month war has been among the deadliest in recent history for the killing of humanitarian workers. 

A US-Canadian dual citizen, as well as nationals of Poland, Britain and Australia and a local Palestinian driver, were killed in central Gaza Monday when the Israeli military struck a three-car convoy belonging to American charity World Central Kitchen. 

They are the first foreign aid workers to be killed during the Israel-Hamas war, according to the Aid Worker Security Database, which has recorded the deaths of nearly 200 Palestinian aid workers in that same period. 

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