Category: humanitarian aid

Israel’s military admits to a series of errors that led to the killing of 7 aid workers: ‘It shouldn’t have...

A memorial was held for Damian Soból, an aid worker for World Central Kitchen who was killed by an Israeli airstrike. Anadolu/Getty Images Israeli military errors resulted in the deaths of seven World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza. The military said it mistakenly identified the aid convoy as armed Hamas operatives. WCK called for an independent investigation into the incident. Israeli’s military said a…

Israeli military steps after aid workers’ deaths ‘important,’ but ‘systemic change’ needed: WCK

World Central Kitchen (WCK) said the Israeli military’s recent steps are important but called for “systemic change” after seven of the nonprofit’s workers were killed earlier this week. WCK said the IDF is taking “important steps” for acknowledging its “responsibility and fatal errors” as well as taking “disciplinary action” for those responsible for the Monday attack. A preliminary investigation carried out by the Israeli Joint…

World Central Kitchen releases the names of employees killed in Gaza

World Central Kitchen (WCK), the non-profit organization that has delivered food to civilians in Gaza, released the names of its seven employees who were killed by Israeli airstrikes Monday. “These are the heroes of WCK. These 7 beautiful souls were killed by the IDF in a strike as they were returning from a full day’s mission,” Erin Gore, the organization’s CEO said in a statement….

José Andrés admonishes Israel for ‘indiscriminate killing’ after aid workers’ deaths

Celebrity chef José Andrés criticized Israel for its “indiscriminate killing” after seven of his charity’s employees were killed delivering aid to civilians in Gaza. “The Israeli government needs to stop this indiscriminate killing. It needs to stop restricting humanitarian aid, stop killing civilians and aid workers, and stop using food as a weapon,” Andrés posted on X, formerly Twitter. Andrés is the founder of World…

Irish PM calls for cease-fire during remarks with Biden

President Biden met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Friday, where the leader said he thinks there should be a cease-fire “as soon as possible” between Israel and Hamas. Varadkar said he was “keen” to speak with Biden about the war in Gaza, as the two leaders met at the White House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. “You know, my – my view that we need…

Dueling claims after Palestinians die waiting for aid

Welcome to The Hill’s Defense & NatSec newsletter {beacon} Defense &National Security Defense &National Security   The Big Story  At least 20 Palestinians die waiting for aid in Gaza City Palestinian militant group Hamas and Israel offered competing versions of the events. © AP Photo The Palestinian Health Ministry said in the latest update that in addition to the 20 killed, another 155 were injured…

Aid ship loaded with food gathered by José Andrés charity sets sail for Gaza

An aid ship loaded with 200 tons of food gathered by World Central Kitchen set sail for Gaza on Tuesday. Celebrity chef José Andrés, the founder of charity World Central Kitchen, has called for more access points to Gaza to open a flow of humanitarian aid. The aid is being transported by the Spanish aid group Open Arms, The Associated Press reported.   In a…

US pushes to increase Gaza aid

Welcome to The Hill’s Defense & NatSec newsletter {beacon} Defense &National Security Defense &National Security   The Big Story  US looking to establish port in Gaza to facilitate aid The announcement comes after the U.S. military began dropping humanitarian aid into the besieged strip. © AP The U.S. military will seek to construct a port on the coast of Gaza on the Mediterranean Sea to…

US to airdrop aid into Gaza

Welcome to The Hill’s Defense & NatSec newsletter {beacon} Defense &National Security Defense &National Security   The Big Story  US will drop crucial aid into Gaza soon President Biden’s announcement comes one day after Palestinians scrambling for aid were killed in an alleged shooting by Israeli forces. © Credit: Women for Women International Speaking during an Oval Office meeting with the prime minister of Italy, Biden…

Senate’s proposed foreign aid package includes $14 billion for ‘security assistance’ in Israel and $10 billion in humanitarian aid to...

If passed, the Senate’s bipartisan border security & foreign aid package will provide $60.06 billion in military aid to Ukraine, $14.1 billion in security assistance to Israel, and $10 billion in humanitarian aid to people in Ukraine and Gaza. Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images Details of the Senate’s bipartisan border security & foreign aid package were announced Sunday. If passed, the package will provide $60…