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David Cameron calls for ‘urgent’ investigation into ‘dreadful’ strikes that killed British workers | Politics News

Lord Cameron has called for Israel’s investigation into the strike that killed three British aid workers in Gaza to happen “very quickly”.

The foreign secretary was speaking from Brussels as he attended a NATO meeting.

“I welcome what the Israeli foreign minister said yesterday to me about a full, urgent and transparent inquiry into how this dreadful event was allowed to happen, and we want to see that happen very quickly,” he said.

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“I also welcome the fact he spoke about much more aid getting into Gaza, up to 500 trucks a day.

“That is essential, we have been promised these things before, and it really needs to happen, including longer opening times at the vital crossing points.

“But, of course, the extra aid won’t work unless there is proper deconfliction, unless aid can be taken around Gaza, and we avoid the dreadful incidents like we have seen in the last couple of days.

“That is vital, and Britain will be watching very closely to make sure that that happens.”

It comes after three British aid workers were killed in Gaza by an Israeli airstrike – in what the IDF has called a “grave mistake”.

John Chapman, James Kirby and James Henderson were among seven volunteers from World Central Kitchen who died after a convoy they were travelling in was hit.

Lord Cameron said “we should mourn the loss of these brave humanitarian workers, including the three British citizens that tragically were killed”.

He added: “We should also send our condolences to their families, and our thoughts should be with them.”

Australian Lalzawmi ‘Zomi’ Frankcom also died in the attack – along with Palestinian national Saifeddin Issam Ayad Abutaha, Damian Sobol from Poland, and dual US-Canadian citizen Jacob Flickinger.

The three British nationals were part of the charity workers’ security team.

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