Aid ships return from Gaza without unloading goods

Last Updated on April 3, 2024 1:43 am

A ship carrying 240 tons of aid is returning from the Gaza coast without unloading its cargo, following a brutal Israeli attack on aid workers in the Gaza Strip. Cyprus reported the information on Tuesday (April 2).

The Mirror reported that the ship had arrived at the Gaza coast with relief from Cyprus. Among them, the attack on relief workers took place after releasing 100 tons of relief from a ship.

A non-governmental organization named World Central Kitchen was in charge of distributing the reliefs. At least seven World Central Kitchen workers were killed in an Israeli attack on Monday (April 1).

World Central Kitchen said in a statement that the deceased group was attacked while passing through an isolated area in a vehicle bearing the WCK logo. Despite coordinating with the Israeli army, the group came under attack while leaving a warehouse in Deir al-Balah.

The deceased are said to be citizens of Australia, Poland, United Kingdom and Palestine, along with dual citizens of the United States and Canada.

World Central Kitchen suspended its operations in Gaza after the worker was killed. Relief ships are now leaving without unloading goods due to fear of further attacks.

Cypriot Foreign Ministry spokesman Theodoros Gotsis said at least 100 tons of aid had been released before the attack. A sea route was built from the port of Larnaca in Cyprus to the coast of Gaza, Palestine. This route was used to bring relief to starving Gazans. But Israel has now threatened it by attacking foreign aid workers.

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