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April 3, 2024 (EIRNS)—The April 2 IDF strike on a World Central Kitchen convoy that killed seven people, including six foreign nationals, is blowing back on Israel. Outrage is coming from many world capitals and from Democrats in Washington. WCK itself has suspended its operations in Gaza as has another aid organization.

Demands for an explanation and investigation into how the IDF strike happened are coming from all over the world, though many of the governments making those demands have stood by silently while nearly 33,000 Palestinians, 70% of them women and children, have been killed in Israel’s war of genocide. President Joe Biden, whose administration has blocked every initiative aimed at stopping the war, claimed he was “outraged and heartbroken by the deaths of seven humanitarian workers from World Central Kitchen, including one American, in Gaza.” British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has been a co-conspirator with Biden to keep the war going, spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu in a call on April 2 and demanded “a thorough and transparent independent investigation” into the deaths of aid workers in Gaza, the prime minister’s office said. Canada and several other countries are making similar demands.

In Washington, several Democratic senators have joined the chorus. Senator Bernie Sanders said the strike was not an accident and demanded “No more aid for Netanyahu’s war machine.”

World Central Kitchen, meanwhile, has suspended its operations in Gaza and a tug boat loaded with 240 tons of food that had yet to be unloaded was reported to be on its way back to Cyprus. Another aid group, called Anera, reported that it was also suspending its operations. The group said that the deadly bombing was “part of the same pattern of targeted attacks on humanitarian aid workers” that left one of its staffers dead last month. “After six months of constant bombing and flagrant violations of international law, and with consultation from our Gaza team, Anera has concluded it is best to pause our operations,” the group said in a statement posted online, stressing that the pause would be temporary.