Australian PM demands accountability for citizen’s death in Gaza

Relatives and supporters of Israeli hostages held in Gaza since the October 7 attacks by Hamas militants, hold placards and wave Israeli flags during a demonstration in front of the Defense Ministry in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on March 23, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinian militant Hamas movement. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)



Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has demanded full accountability over the death of an Australian citizen who was killed while delivering aid in Gaza.

Albanese on Tuesday confirmed reports that Australian citizen Zomi Frankcom was killed 0n Monday by an airstrike in Gaza, where she was working for aid organisation World Central Kitchen (WCK).

Speaking at a press conference, Albanese said Frankcom’s death was completely unacceptable and said the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has requested a meeting with the Israeli ambassador.

He described the incident as beyond any reasonable circumstances.

“This is just completely unacceptable; Australia expects full accountability for the deaths of aid workers.

“This is a tragedy that should never have occurred,’’ he said.

Albanese on Tuesday offered his sincere condolences to Frankcom’s family, friends and fellow aid workers.


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