Karine Jean-Pierre Spain Ukraine Russia Israel Haiti Food information president google Provident Enterprise Karine Jean-Pierre Spain Ukraine Russia Israel Haiti

“Heartbroken” Biden Calls José Andrés After IDF Strike In Gaza Kills Seven World Central Kitchen Team Members

Reading now: 821
deadline.com

One day after José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen confirmed that seven of its team providing food in Gaza were killed in an Israel Defense Forces strike, President Biden called Andrés personally to tell the celebrity chef he was “heartbroken” by the news. “The president conveyed he is grieving with the entire World Central Kitchen family,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a media briefing today. “The president felt it was important to recognize the tremendous contribution World Central Kitchen has made to the people in Gaza and people around the world.” Jean-Pierre added that Biden “also conveyed to Andrés that he will make clear to Israel that humanitarian aid workers must be protected.” Andrés first rose to fame with his Spanish cooking show Vamos a Cocinar, and later founded World Central Kitchen.

The non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in disaster zones such as Haiti after the earthquake, in the U.S.

after Hurricane Harvey and in Ukraine after the Russian invasion. According to World Central Kitchen, its team “was traveling in a deconflicted zone in two armored cars branded with the WCK logo and a soft skin vehicle. “Despite coordinating movements with the IDF, the convoy was hit as it was leaving the Deir al-Balah warehouse, where the team had unloaded more than 100 tons of humanitarian food aid brought to Gaza on the maritime route.” Israel launched a military investigation into the strike and, according to local media, found that the army identified the cars carrying World Central Kitchen’s workers arriving at the warehouse in Deir al-Balah and also observed suspected militants nearby.

Read more on deadline.com
The website starsalert.com is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News

DMCA