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Tue Apr 2, 2024, 03:43 PM Apr 2

Biden calls chef Jose Andres after Israeli strike kills World Central Kitchen aid workers

Source: NBC News

April 2, 2024, 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has called world-renowned chef José Andrés "to express that he's heartbroken" after an Israeli airstrike killed seven aid workers in Gaza from the chef's World Central Kitchen organization.

"The president conveyed he is grieving with the entire World Central Kitchen family," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during the daily press briefing.

She continued, "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. The president conveyed he will make clear to Israel that humanitarian aid workers must be protected."

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, who joined the press briefing, said the Biden administration is "outraged" by the strike, which Israel said unintentionally killed the aid workers Monday. The Israel Defense Forces said it would conduct a preliminary investigation into the incident and Kirby said that he expects Israel to also perform a broader investigation.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-calls-chef-jose-andres-israeli-strike-kills-world-central-kitche-rcna146075

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2. There is a choice to be made. I hope with all my heart Biden will make the right one.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 03:49 PM
Apr 2

One strike could be unintentional. Three strikes are on purpose.


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5. Even if the IDF thought there might be an armed man in the car, killing 7 aid workers for 1 possible Hamas is murder.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 05:11 PM
Apr 2

Deliberate murder. Those 7 lives were just collateral to get e Hamas, who actually didn’t even exist.


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7. As long as America is sending weapons, we have blood on our hands
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 05:53 PM
Apr 2

It is unacceptable.

I would hope that Chef Andres would have asked Biden to stop sending weapons.

A girl can dream.


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8. Biden must rid himself of the Bibi albatross around his neck ASAP.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 06:08 PM
Apr 2

There is something Kafkaesque about dropping American food on Gaza while Israel drops American bombs on Gaza. Absurd!

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