Bodies of Killed Foreign Aid Workers Transported Out of Gaza

An Israeli tank on its position on the border with the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

RAFAH (AP) — Egyptian state media said Wednesday that the bodies of six foreign aid workers killed in Israeli strikes have been transported out of the Gaza Strip before their repatriation.

Qahera news channel said the bodies were driven across the Egyptian border at the Rafah crossing on Wednesday.

The three British citizens, a Polish citizen, an Australian, and a Canadian American dual citizen worked for World Central Kitchen, an international charity founded by chef José Andrés. Their Palestinian driver was also killed, and his remains were handed over to his family for burial in Gaza.

They were distributing food that had been brought into Gaza through a newly established maritime corridor late Monday when Israeli airstrikes targeted their three vehicles, killing everyone inside.

Israel has acknowledged carrying out the strikes by mistake and announced that it has launched an independent investigation into how it happened.

Cyprus, which has played a key role in setting up the maritime corridor, said the ships that had arrived Monday returned to the Mediterranean island nation with some 240 tons of undelivered aid.

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