Israeli Bombs Destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, Others Taken Out | Common Dreams News

Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting.

The strike came just hours after another Israeli bombing of a densely populated refugee camp in Gaza City killed at least eight Palestinian children and two women from an extended family, in the deadliest single strike of Israel’s current assault.

AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt has released the following statement:

We are shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza. They have long known the location of our bureau and knew journalists were there. 

Israeli Bombs Destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, Others Taken Out | Common Dreams News