President Joe Biden Conveys Profound Grief and Disappointment Following the Tragic Loss of Humanitarian Aid Workers

expressed deep disappointment and sadness over the tragic loss of seven humanitarian aid workers attached to World Central Kitchen. The announcement is one of his sharpest rebukes of since the conflict with Hamas began.

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“This conflict has been one of the worst in recent memory in terms of how many aid workers have been killed,” Biden said in a statement. “This is a major reason why distributing humanitarian aid in has been so difficult — because Israel has not done enough to protect aid workers trying to deliver desperately needed help to civilians.”

“Incidents like yesterday's simply should not happen. Israel has also not done enough to protect civilians,” he added.

The recent Israeli airstrike that killed seven humanitarian workers from World Central Kitchen, including a dual U.S. citizen, has sparked criticism towards President Biden's handling of the that began on Oct. 7.

More than 200 aid workers have lost their lives since the conflict started. Biden expressed his heartbreak over the incident, and vowed to push Israel to do more to support humanitarian efforts in Gaza.

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The president has acknowledged the need for increased humanitarian aid to Gaza and has publicly rebuked Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's handling of the situation.

World Central Kitchen has paused its aid efforts in Gaza following the tragic incident, and Netanyahu has stated that the Israeli Defense Forces unintentionally hit innocent people. The death toll in Gaza has surpassed 32,900, while about 1,200 people in Israel have lost their lives.

Biden has emphasized the importance of providing more care and aid to Gaza, acknowledging the concerns raised by pro-Palestinian protesters during one of his speeches.

“He made a good speech, and I think he expressed a serious concern shared not only by him but by many Americans,” Biden told reporters.

Biden said during an MSNBC interview in March that he believed that Netanyahu was “hurting Israel more than helping Israel.”

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