World Central Kitchen reveals the identities of employees who lost their lives in Gaza

The World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a non-profit organization that has been working tirelessly to provide food to civilians in Gaza. However, the organization recently suffered a devastating blow when seven of its employees were killed by Israeli airstrikes.

The unfortunate incident occurred when the employees were on their way back from a mission to deliver food to the region. Saifeddin Issam Aydan Abutaha, Lalzawami Frankcom, Damian Soból, Jacob Flickinger, John Chapman, James Henderson, and James Kirby all lost their lives in the strike. Abutaha, Frankcom, Soból, and Flickinger were part of the WCK relief team, while Chapman, Henderson, and Kirby were part of the WCK security team.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his regret over the incident and called it a “tragic event” and an “unintended strike.” WCK founder José Andrés condemned the indiscriminate killing and called on the Israeli government to stop it immediately. The organization had recently sent food shipments to Gaza, with over 100 tons of food delivered just days before the tragic event.

The seven employees who lost their lives had dedicated their lives to helping others in need around the world. On March 12th, a ship carrying 200 tons of food departed for Gaza, with more shipments planned for the future. Their deaths have been mourned by their loved ones and colleagues in the humanitarian community.

By Samantha Johnson

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