‘Such accidents happen in wartime’: Netanyahu on death of aid workers in Gaza; released from hospital

In a video message shared on X, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that Israeli forces carried out the strike that took lives of seven World Central Kitchen workers in Gaza. The message came as he was discharged from Hadassah Medical Center-Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.

“Unfortunately, yesterday there was a tragic incident in which our forces accidentally struck innocent people in the Gaza Strip,” Netanyahu said adding that Israel will do everything it can to ensure an incident like that doesn’t happen again.

Netanyahu is reported to be in good condition after he underwent a successful hernia operation on Sunday (March 31) night. “The prime minister’s condition is excellent, and we are discharging him in a state in which he is fully capable of continuing with his work,” Prof. Alon Pikarsky, who headed the team that performed the surgery told The Times of Israel.

“I am now being released from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. It became my office in the last day, we continued to operate from here as well,” the official account of the Prime Minister’s Office in Hebrew wrote on X.

Netanyahu expresses regret at deaths of World Central Kitchen workers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret at the deaths of seven workers for the World Central Kitchen in Gaza, calling the incident unfortunate and unplanned. “Our forces unintentionally hit innocent people in the Gaza Strip,” Netanyahu said in a video released on X. 

“This happens in wartime. We are thoroughly looking into it, are in contact with the governments (of the foreigners among the dead) and will do everything to ensure it does not happen again,” Netanyahu said in a video statement.

On April 02, the Israel Defense Forces launched an independent probe into the attack that killed aid workers with World Central Kitchen in Gaza. World Central Kitchen blamed IDF for the strike. World Central Kitchen claimed that IDF was aware of their location because they were coordinating their movements with IDF.

(With inputs from agencies)

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