Abdullah bin Zayed sends cables of condolence over the victims of the “World Central Kitchen” attack

April 2, 2024

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, sent cables of condolence to Her Excellency Penny Wong, Australian Foreign Minister; His Excellency Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland; His Excellency David Cameron, British Foreign Secretary; His Excellency Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State; Her Excellency Mélanie Jolie, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada; His Excellency Ali Muhammad Younis, Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Abu Dhabi; and Jose Andres, Founder of the World Central Kitchen (WCK) organization over the victims of the Israeli targeting of a team of humanitarian relief workers from World Central Kitchen.

His Highness also expressed the UAE's condemnation in the strongest terms of the Israeli occupation forces targeting with an air strike on a WCK aid convoy which resulted in the death of seven members of its team and a number of injuries. The WCK personnel were in Gaza to enhance the humanitarian response provided to civilians in the northern Gaza Strip who are suffering from a tragic situation and facing famine.

His Highness expressed his deep regret for the loss of life, and his condolences to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery to all those injured.

His Highness stressed the UAE's call on Israeli authorities to conduct an urgent, independent and transparent investigation, and accept full responsibility, and to strengthen the humanitarian response to meet the needs of civilians affected by the current crisis.

His Highness reiterated the importance of focusing regional and international efforts on protecting civilians and providing them with immediate humanitarian assistance, in addition to intensifying efforts aimed at halting escalation in the occupied Palestinian territory and in the region.