Israel is facing growing international pressure over an air strike that killed seven aid workers for the charity World Central Kitchen in Gaza.

Several countries, including the UK, Poland, Australia, Canada, and the US, whose nationals died in the attack, have reacted harshly.

Humanitarian aid to Gaza is now in doubt, with the charity suspending its operations.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog apologised for the deaths.

Three of the killed aid workers were British nationals. 

A Polish national, an Australian, a Palestinian, and a dual US-Canadian citizen were also killed. 

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, acknowledged that Israel’s forces hit “innocent people” and pledged an independent investigation.

The charity organisation had served 42 million meals in Gaza, making it one of the main suppliers of aid in the Strip.

According to the US-funded Aid Worker Security Database, more than 196 aid workers have been killed in Gaza since October last year.