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Andrzej Szejna, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, on his meeting with the Israeli ambassador

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The Israeli ambassador presented the preliminary results of the investigation into the death of seven volunteers, including a Pole, in the Gaza Strip – said Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Szejna in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24. – The information he gave me is unbelievable and shocking to me – said the deputy head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On Friday, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrzej Szejna met with Israeli ambassador to Poland Yakov Liwne. The ambassador was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with the death of seven volunteers, including a Pole, in the Gaza Strip. On Tuesday, the humanitarian group World Central Kitchen said they were fired upon by the Israeli army while delivering food aid that had arrived in the Gaza Strip hours earlier from Cyprus.

Andrzej Szejna about his meeting with the Israeli ambassador

According to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrzej Szejna, the meeting “started with handing the ambassador a protest note, which is a very strong and decisive move in diplomacy.” The protest note “contained a number of demands towards the Israeli side,” he added.

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– First of all, it was a protest against what happened regarding volunteers. What I call, also as a lawyer, not an accident as it was initially interpreted by the Israeli side, but unfortunately a murder with the use of explosives – said the guest of “Fakty po Faktach”.

As Szejna said, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded, among other things, explaining the entire case in depth with the participation of the District Prosecutor's Office in Przemyśl, compensation for the victims' families if they demand it, and implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. Szejna recalled that on March 25 this year. The council “adopted a resolution calling on Israel to ceasefire, but also not to block humanitarian aid.”

Read also: Israeli ambassador after the meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “I once again expressed my deep personal sadness and sincere apologies.”

– After my statement, the ambassador apologized, which has never happened before. He apologized directly, firmly and with regret. It was a very sincere apology, said Szejna.

Read also: What was the attack on volunteers in the Gaza Strip like? Journalists' findings

Main photo source: TVN24

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