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Waibhav Anil Kale, an Indian humanitarian worker, was recognized as the victim in Gaza

May 14, Tel Aviv: The UN relief worker who died in a car accident on route from the Rafah region to a hospital in the Khan Younis area has been identified as an Indian citizen.

Waibhav Anil Kale, 46, was a former member of the Indian Army.

The name of the dead humanitarian worker was revealed in a statement on Monday night by Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General.

Waibhav Anil Kale joined the UN a month ago in Gaza as the security service coordinator, according to the UN official’s statement.

IANS was informed by sources inside UN organizations that Kale was traveling in a car bearing the UN’s logo.

But according to UN officials, it was unclear who opened fire on Waibhav Anil Kale’s car while he and another UN assistance worker were inside.

This is the first UN fatality in the Gaza war of this kind.

The UN assistance worker’s murder and fire are being investigated, the IDF has previously said. The IDF stated in a statement late on Monday night that the assault took place in an area of active conflict and that it was looking into the incident that resulted in the UN aid worker’s death.

 

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