Middle East conflict live updates: U.N. says Israelis were aware of aid route where staffer was killed


The United Nations said the Israeli military was made aware of a travel route by a U.N. vehicle carrying international staff member Waibhav Anil Kale, 46, an Indian national killed Monday in Rafah. The car was traveling to a hospital in Khan Younis and was marked with a U.N. flag, and Israeli authorities had been informed of its movements, U.N. spokesman Rolando Gomez told reporters Tuesday. The statement contradicted earlier accounts by the Israel Defense Forces, which said Monday that an initial inquiry “indicates that the vehicle was hit in an area declared an active combat zone.” A Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday said Israeli forces have conducted at least eight strikes on aid worker convoys and premises since October, even after workers provided their coordinates to ensure their protection.

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