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Tributes paid to 'hero' aid worker killed in Israeli air strike in Gaza

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Tributes have been paid to one of the British aid workers killed in the Israeli air strike in Gaza. James Kirby was among seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) aid workers killed in strikes by the Israel Defense Forces on Monday.

The 47-year-old military veteran, who is believed to be a former member of Britain’s special forces, worked in the charity’s security team.

He died alongside fellow British military veterans John Chapman, 57, and James “Jim” Henderson, 33. In a statement to the BBC, Mr Kirby’s family said: “Alongside the other six individuals who tragically lost their lives, he will be remembered as a hero. READ NEXT: The new city centre skyscraper unveiled in Manchester's 'premier' neighbourhood “James understood the dangers of venturing into Gaza, drawing from his experiences in the British armed forces, where he bravely served tours in Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Despite the risks, his compassionate nature drove him to offer assistance to those in dire need. “A genuine gentleman, James was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone, even in the face of senseless violence.

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