Monday 8 April 2024

U.S. Has ‘Not Seen Any Indication’ That Israel Has ‘Violated International Humanitarian Law’: John Kirby

 White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby said during an interview on Sunday that the U.S. government has not seen any indication that Israel has violated international laws with the execution of its war against Hamas inside Gaza.

Kirby made the remarks on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” with Margaret Brennan while discussing the war six months after Hamas launched an unprecedented terrorist attack on October 7.

“We have a normal process the State Department runs and governs, where they take a look at incidents, particularly those that are being- operations being conducted by partner countries,” Kirby said. “And they look at them and they assess them against international law. And they’re doing that in real-time, Margaret. So, some of them may have looked at and concluded, some they’re still looking at it.”

“Thus far, as I said the other day, we’ve not seen any indication they have violated international humanitarian law,” Kirby continued. “But we take this seriously. They take it seriously at the State Department. And we’ll keep looking at this.”


The segment comes after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Friday that it took “full responsibility” for an airstrike that killed seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) aid workers inside Gaza.

The strike happened on Monday during an operation to transfer humanitarian aid from the WCK to the Gaza Strip, the IDF said in a statement following the conclusion of an independent investigation into the incident carried out by the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Fact-Finding and Assessment Mechanism (FFAM).


While the vehicles the WCK workers were traveling in were properly marked, the IDF investigation found that the markings were not visible to the cameras monitoring them because the mission took place at night.

IDF Spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said that “significant measures” were immediately being implemented to prevent situations like this from happening again.

“This is a tragedy. It was a terrible chain of errors, and it should never have happened,” Hagari said. “The IDF takes full responsibility for this regrettable loss of life.”

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