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Israeli forces continue to carry out massacres in Gaza. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The deliberate killing of seven foreign aid workers by an Israeli strike in Deir Al-Balah sparked outrage around the world with the Australian prime minister summoning the Israeli ambassador. 

Israeli forces continued to target several areas across Gaza, killing and wounding scores of Palestinian civilians. 

Russia summoned a United Nations Security Council meeting over the Israeli strike on Iran’s consulate in Syria. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 32,916 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,494 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

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Wednesday, April 3, 01:15 am (GMT+2)

ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 12: Four policemen were run over in the central Israeli town of Kochav Yair.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Israeli army Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy said the killing of the World Central Kitchen team was the result of a mistake in identifying people “in complex circumstances.”

Wednesday, April 3, 12:00 am (GMT+2)


US National Security Advisor rejects plan presented by Israeli officials on Rafah.

US National Security Adviser says Israel’s Rafah plan unconvincing and unimplementable.

AL-QASSAM: Our fighters targeted a D-9 military bulldozer with Al-Yassin 105 shell east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Moreover, a Zionist force holed up in a building was targeted with a TBG anti-fortification missile, killing and wounding it east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

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Tuesday, April 2, 10:30 pm (GMT+2)

HAARETZ: The killing of aid workers was due to the soldiers’ failure to adhere to instructions.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: Confrontations broke out between the police and the families of prisoners held by the resistance in the Gaza Strip in front of the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, April 2, 9:00 pm (GMT+2)

BELGIAN MINISTER: Belgian Minister of Cooperation and Development Caroline Guinez called for Israel to be held accountable for its killing of humanitarian relief workers in Gaza.

‘Completely Unacceptable’ – UK Summons Israeli Ambassador over Aid Workers’ Killing in Gaza

POLAND: Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Zejna believes that Israel should “compensate” the families of the seven aid workers who were killed in an Israeli bombing in Gaza yesterday, including a Polish citizen.

BRITISH PARLIAMENTARIAN: Our government needs to do more than recall Israel’s ambassador and to expel Israel’s ambassador.

Tuesday, April 2, 8:00 pm (GMT+2)

CHANNEL 12: There is great disappointment in Israel with the behavior of Qatar and Egypt, which did not exert pressure on Hamas, nor did they use any influence in doing so.

WORLD BANK: The Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip caused severe damage to the infrastructure in the Strip, worth an estimated $18.5 billion, according to a new World Bank report.

UNITED NATIONS SPOKESMAN: At least 196 humanitarian workers have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the Israeli aggression on the Strip.

UN OFFICIAL: Relief coordinators must meet with the Israeli army.

BERNIE SANDERS: The horror of the kitchen attack is just one part of what Netanyahu’s war machine is currently doing.

BRITISH PM: Israel must take immediate steps to protect aid workers.

Tuesday, April 2, 6:40 pm (GMT+2)

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL: The mediators did not present the movement with new proposals.

BRITISH FOREIGN MINISTRY: UK summoned the Israeli ambassador in London.

ISRAELI ARMY: An Israeli soldier was injured in the Gaza battles.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant instructed the formation of a team to investigate the circumstances of the killing of World Central Kitchen workers.

US SECRETARY OF STATE: We have a long-term commitment to Israel’s security.

Tuesday, April 2, 5:45 pm (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Six missiles were launched towards the Israeli site of Al-Samaqa in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills in southern Lebanon.

PALESTINIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION: 6,050 students were killed, and 10,219 were injured since the start of the Israeli aggression on October 7 on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

I am shocked by the killing of the World Central Kitchen team in the Gaza Strip. Attacks on aid workers are unacceptable and their safety and the safety of aid recipients is paramount

Tuesday, April 2, 4:30 pm (GMT+2)

GALLANT: We are fighting a war on multiple fronts, the security challenges facing us are great, and our unity is a condition for our existence.

YNET: Gallant is thinking about preparing the Israelis for a possible all-out war with Lebanon.

UNICEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: We are shocked by the killing of the relief team in Gaza.

Tuesday, April 2, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army acknowledged its responsibility for the killing of seven aid workers in the Gaza Strip last night. The Israeli military said the killing of foreign aid workers was a “tragic result of an Israeli raid.

PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN COUNCIL: European Council President Charles Michel called for an investigation into the killing of foreign aid workers today in the Gaza Strip, and also called for the perpetrators to be held accountable.

Tuesday, April 2, 2:00 pm (GMT+2)

NETANYAHY: “Our forces unintentionally injured innocent people in Gaza.”

NETANYAHU’S OFFICE: The mediators have developed a modified proposal and we are awaiting Hamas’ response to it.

UN RAPPORTEUR IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE: Israel crossed all red lines with complete impunity. It bombed a foreign embassy in a third country and killed a humanitarian relief team in the Gaza Strip. Israel must be punished and charged now.

FORMER ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: Moshe Ya’alon accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of sacrificing the “kidnapped” sons and daughters of Israel in exchange for remaining in power and serving his political interests.

CYPRIOT PRESIDENT: We call for an immediate investigation into the killing of 7 aid workers in an Israeli raid on Gaza.

BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY: David Cameron said that he called on Israel to immediately investigate the killing of two Britons in Gaza and provide a full and transparent explanation.

CHANNEL 12: Defense Minister Yoav Gallant asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Shin Bet to open an investigation into the leaking of secret meetings regarding the northern front and the hostage deal.

Tuesday, April 2, 1:30 pm (GMT+2)

GALLANT: We are working everywhere to make clear to everyone who works against us in the Middle East that the price of any operation against us will be high.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 32,916 Palestinians have been killed, and 75,494 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESMAN: the killing of the aid workers would be investigated through a “fact-finding and evaluation mechanism,” which he described in a statement as “an independent, professional, and experienced body,” without providing details.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: The death toll following an Israeli raid on a house west of Rafah last night has risen to 9.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: A drone crashed inside Jordanian territory near Ramon Airport in southern Israel.

AL-JAZEERA: Two people were killed and a number of others were injured in an Israeli bombing of a house in the Abu Al-Ajen area, east of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

POLISH FM: For his part, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski announced that he had requested clarifications from Israel in the wake of the strike that resulted in the killing of seven employees of the American relief organization World Central Kitchen, including a Polish man.

Tuesday, April 2, 11:45 am (GMT+2)

SPANISH PM: Israel must clarify the circumstances of the attack on a relief team.

MARTIN GRIFFITHS: Angry over the killing of aid workers in Gaza. Despite talk of a ceasefire, war steals the best from us and the actions of those behind it cannot be defended.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH OFFICIAL: Israel took the decision to bomb a convoy of aid workers. More than 170 aid workers were killed in Gaza and the targeting must stop.

JOSEP BORRELL: We condemn the killing of World Kitchen employees in an Israeli raid and urge an investigation.

ISRAEL HAYOM: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese summoned the Israeli ambassador following the killing of an Australian aid worker in Gaza in an Israeli air strike targeting the World Central Kitchen team.

HEZBOLLAH: Our fighters targeted with missiles a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers at the Al-Malikiyah site and achieved a direct hit.

Tuesday, April 2, 10:00 am (GMT+2)

AUSTRALIAN PM: We are in contact with the Israeli government and the Israeli ambassador seeking “accountability.”

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli warplanes launched a series of raids east of the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE: London calls for respect for international law and the protection of civilians in Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: A number of Palestinians were injured in an Israeli bombing of a house in the Abu Al-Ajen area, east of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

MSF: Doctors Without Borders said that it was astonished by the devastation that befell the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, which the Israeli army stormed and completely destroyed, west of Gaza City.

Tuesday, April 2, 09:00 am (GMT+2)

WHITE HOUSE: The White House expressed its deep sadness over the killing of a number of foreign volunteers for the World Central Kitchen relief organization in an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to quickly conduct an investigation to uncover the circumstances of what happened.

NETANYAHU SPOKESMAN (to Yedioth Ahronoth): The majority of Israelis do not support reaching a deal for the return of the abductees at any cost. Entering Rafah is a matter of time.

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CYPRIOT FM: Our condolences to the families and friends of the World Central Kitchen workers who tragically lost their lives in Gaza. Humanitarian aid workers must be respected and protected and we call for a swift and decisive investigation.

Tuesday, April 2, 08:30 am (GMT+2)


We are shocked by the confirmation that seven members of our team were killed in an Israeli military raid in Gaza.

We were bombed as we left a warehouse in Deir al-Balah, despite coordinated action with the IDF.

The attack is not only on our own organization but on humanitarian organizations.

The seven dead are from Australia, Poland and Britain and have dual citizenship from America, Canada and Palestine.

We will temporarily and immediately cease our operations in the region and will make decisions about the future of our business soon.

Tuesday, April 2, 06:20 am (GMT+2)

AL-JAZEERA: Iran’s National Security Council held a meeting last night on the attack on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus.

REUTERS: Australian Prime Minister said that his country expects full accountability for the killing of aid workers in Gaza.

UNSC: UN Security Council will hold an urgent session at the request of Russia on the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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