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On Saturday, Israeli warplanes destroyed a building in Gaza housing offices of various foreign media and news agencies, including Al Jazeera And the News agency.
The 13-storey Galaa Tower, one of the oldest multi-storey buildings in Gaza, houses 60 units, including offices for media companies, legal firms, and doctors.
that Anadolu Agency The correspondent who witnessed the Israeli attack stated that several Israeli missiles hit the building and completely destroyed it.
“We are shocked and dread that the Israeli army will target and destroy the building that houses the Associated Press office and other news organizations in Gaza,” News agency CEO and President Gary Pruitt said in a statement.
Al Jazeera He condemned the Israeli air strike and called on the international community to protect journalists. The newspaper said that the “barbaric” Israeli act targeted the lives of journalists and aims to prevent them from revealing the truth.
“Al-Jazeera promises its audience to continue its coverage and reveal the truth about what is happening in Gaza, the Palestinian territories and Israel, regardless of the attempts of repression.” It also pledged to “follow every available path to hold the Israeli government responsible for its actions.”
Meanwhile, the United States told Israel that the security of journalists and independent media is “of the utmost responsibility.” “We have directly informed the Israelis that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a top responsibility,” White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said on Twitter.
The island “It is very clear that Israel is not satisfied with the role it has played,” Phil Dahdouh, head of the Gaza office, told reporters Al Jazeera And other media in Gaza … However, in the end, these broadcasters are doing their work neutrally and correctly. “
Israel has bombed the Gaza Strip in air strikes since May 10, killing at least 139 people, including 39 children and 22 women, and wounding 950 others.
At least four multi-storey buildings were destroyed in the airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian territories.
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