Australian PM expresses anger over aid worker's death in Gaza to Israeli PM-Xinhua

Australian PM expresses anger over aid worker's death in Gaza to Israeli PM

Source: Xinhua| 2024-04-03 12:21:30|Editor: huaxia

CANBERRA, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has spoken to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to express the nation's anger over the death of a citizen in Gaza.

Albanese on Wednesday confirmed he has spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and conveyed to him in clear terms that Australians are outraged by the death of Lalzawmi "Zomi" Frankcom in the Gaza Strip.

"I expressed Australia's anger and concern at the death of Zomi Frankcom," Albanese said at a press conference in Canberra.

Frankcom was one of seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) aid workers who were killed when the three-car convoy they were traveling in was hit by an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza Strip on Monday local time.

Albanese said that during their phone call Netanyahu was committed to conducting a thorough investigation into the strike with full transparency.

"The Israeli government has accepted responsibility for this and Prime Minister Netanyahu conveyed his condolences to the family of Zomi Frankcom and to Australia as a result of this tragedy," he said.

He praised the aid workers who were killed as heroes and said he had given Frankcom's family his personal phone number to provide whatever assistance the government can.