The Israeli Army’s preliminary report concludes this Wednesday that the attack on the World Central Kitchen (WCK) humanitarian convoy, in which seven of its employees diedNo had the “intention to harm humanitarian workers” and was due to a “misidentification.”

“I want to be very clear: the attack was not carried out with the intention of harming WCK humanitarian workers. It was a failure due to misidentification: at night, during a war, in very complex conditions. “It shouldn’t have happened.”stated the Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Army, Herzi Halevi, when presenting the preliminary conclusions of his investigation.

Halevi has insisted that a independent entity will investigate the incident exhaustively,” more accurate investigations that will be completed in the coming days, and promised that the Army “will learn from its conclusions, implement immediate measures and share those conclusions with WCK and other relevant international organizations“.

The military chief has indicated that it has already been created a “command center”” to improve the way humanitarian aid delivery is coordinated in the Gaza Strip, hours after Defense Minister Yoav Gallant ordered it, and pledged to make greater efforts to protect humanitarian workers.

200 humanitarian workers killed

Nearly 200 humanitarian workers have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the war began, showing that The attack on the WCK convoy “is not an isolated incident”“, denounced this Tuesday the UN humanitarian coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Jamie McGoldrick.

“We value the importance of the continued distribution of humanitarian aid and will do everything possible to continue to facilitate this vital effort,” Halevi has asserted, despite the fact that humanitarian agencies have repeatedly reproached him that Israel does not facilitate this work, since it refuses to open more land routes, especially to the north –where famine is a reality– that they expedite the distribution and do not guarantee the security of the convoys, which suffer continuous attacks.

“This incident was a serious mistake. Israel is at war with Hamas, not with the people in Gaza. We apologize for any unintentional damage. to the members of WCK,” said the Chief of the General Staff.

An Israeli drone fired three times at the convoy

An Israeli drone fired three times against a WCK convoy in the city of Deir al Balah, in the center of the enclave, despite the fact that the cars were clearly marked with the organization’s logo, an attack in which four foreigners and three Palestinians died, according to details of the attack achieved exclusively by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

A first missile hit the car leading the convoy, and the survivors ran for cover to the next vehicle, which was also attacked by another missile seconds later. A third vehicle approached to help them and was hit again, the newspaper revealed. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the first to admit this Tuesday Israel’s responsibility in that “unintentional” attack“, and President Isaac Herzog last night called Spanish chef José Andrés, director and founder of WCK, to apologize for the incident.

The Army has commissioned an independent investigation to the Fact Investigation and Assessment Mechanism (FFAM), a body led by a major general, charged with providing as much information as possible to decide whether to open a criminal investigation. about combat incidents.