“Prior to the attack, the IDF warned the civilians who were in the building and gave them sufficient time to evacuate”

Israel slammed for strike on AP, Al Jazeera Gaza offices in attack on Hamas
by Zachary Keyser
May 15, 2021

Israel came under heavy criticism on Saturday for striking a 12-story tower in Gaza, housing the offices of foreign media affiliates such as the Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other news outlets….The IAF struck the high-rise building, which also housed a number of apartments and various offices, on the notion that it contained “military assets of the military intelligence” of Hamas hiding under the guise of the foreign media outlets, an IDF spokesperson said. “The building housed the offices of civilian media, which the terrorist organization Hamas hides behind and uses as human shields…IDF spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus rejected the notion that Israel was seeking to silence the media. “That is totally false, the media is not the target,” he told Reuters….READ MORE

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