An aid worker who was part of Belgium's development aid efforts died in an Israeli strike on Gaza, the country's development minister, Caroline Gennez, said on Thursday.

"It is with deep sadness and horror that we learn of the death of our colleague Abdallah Nabhan (33) and his seven-year-old son Jamal, last night, following a bombardment by the Israeli army in the eastern part of the city of Rafah", the minister said in a statement.

(Reporting by Charlotte Van Campenhout, editing by Tassilo Hummel)