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World Central Kitchen halts operations in Gaza after strike kills staff

International food charity World Central Kitchen is suspending its operations in Gaza following the death of seven of its workers in an Israeli air strike.
 
The charity said those killed were part of an aid convoy that was leaving a warehouse in central Gaza on Monday.
 
The Israel Defence Forces says its is conducting a thorough review of the incident.
 
World Central Kitchen says it will be making decisions about the future of its work soon.
 
According to the charity, the aid convoy was hit while leaving a warehouse, where the team had unloaded more than 100 tonnes of humanitarian food aid brought to Gaza on the maritime route.
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the convoy was hit unintentionally, adding that this happens in war and every effort will be made to ensure there is no repeat.
 
Three British nationals were among those killed, along with Australian, Polish, Palestinian workers and a dual US-Canadian citizen.
 


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