Intl. aid group: 7 members killed in Israeli air strike in Gaza

An international non-profit organization says it has confirmed that seven of its members were killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip on Monday.

World Central Kitchen says its aid workers were engaged in the delivery of humanitarian food aid.

The Associated Press says the victims included Australian, Polish and British citizens and their Palestinian driver.

The aid workers are said to have been traveling in vehicles that were hit by an Israeli missile.

Images distributed by the AP show bodies clothed in garments with the charity's logo being carried into a hospital morgue in the town of Deir al-Balah, which is located in central Gaza. Passports that are believed to belong to the victims can also be seen.

WCK posted a message on social media. It says: "This is a tragedy. Humanitarian aid workers and civilians should NEVER be a target."

The Israeli military has also issued a statement. It said that it "is conducting a thorough review at the highest levels to understand the circumstances of this tragic incident."

International protests against Israeli's military operation are expected to mount, now that international aid workers have become casualties.