Australia Appoints Special Adviser To Israeli Airstrike Investigation

Australia Appoints Special Adviser To Israeli Airstrike Investigation

CANBERRA, Apr 8 (NNN-AAP) – A former head of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), has been appointed as the country’s special adviser on Israel’s response to strikes that killed aid workers in Gaza.

Penny Wong, Australian minister for foreign affairs, today announced that, retired Air Chief Marshal (ACM), Mark Binskin, will oversee official investigations into the strikes that killed seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) staff in Gaza.

Australian citizen, Zomi Frankcom was among the WCK humanitarian workers who were killed, when the convoy they were travelling in was hit by an Israel Defence Force (IDF) airstrike, in central Gaza on Apr 1.

Wong said today that, Binskin was eminently qualified to advise the government on the sufficiency and appropriateness of the steps taken by Israel, and on any further actions that could be taken to hold those responsible to account.

ACM Binskin will engage with Israel and the Israel Defence Forces, on the response to the attack which killed Zomi and her colleagues. Australia made clear to the Israeli regime, “our expectation and trust that, this engagement will be facilitated,” she said in a statement.– NNN-AAP 


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