Three of the 7 World Central Kitchen fatalities named

Names and details are being confirmed of some of the 7 World Central Kitchen staffers who were killed in the IAF’s airstrike in Gaza late last night.

The fatalities were three Britons, a Palestinian, a US-Canadian dual citizen, a Pole and an Australian.

The Australian government identified its national as Lalzawmi “Zomi” Frankcom, 43, from Melbourne. According to The Guardian, it said it was confirming her death with “overwhelming sadness,” and that “her tireless work to improve the lives of others should never have cost Ms Frankcom her own.”

The Polish fatality was named as Damian Soból, 35. The mayor of his home city Przemyśl, in southern Poland, Wojciech Bakun, wrote on Facebook: “There are no words to describe what people who knew this fantastic guy feel at this moment… May he rest in peace.”

The Palestinian victim was a driver and a translator for the charity. The Washington Post named him as Seif Issam Abu Taha, 26, citing the director of al-Najjar Hospital in Gaza and a relative.

The UK government has confirmed the deaths of the three British nationals, but has not yet released their names. The US-Canadian citizen has also not yet been named.

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