• White House says it 'communicated directly' to Israelis that safety of journalists in Gaza is 'paramount' after media building was bombed

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    A thick column of smoke rises from the Jala Tower as it is destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza city controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 15, 2021
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    The White House has spoken with the Israeli government after its military destroyed a building that houses media outlets.
    Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House told Israel that the safety of the media is of "paramount responsibility."
    The Israeli military executed an airstrike that destroyed the building that houses journalists working for the AP and Al Jazeera.
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  • The Associated Press president says agency 'narrowly avoided a terrible loss of life' in Israeli bombing of Gaza media building

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Fire erupts from the Al-Jalaa Tower as it's destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza city controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 15, 2021.
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    Gary Pruitt, AP president and CEO, said he was "horrified" by the Israeli military's destruction of a tower where its journalists worked.
    The Israeli military Saturday launched an airstrike that flattened the Al-Jalaa tower.
    Pruitt said about a dozen journalists quickly evacuated the building after receiving word of the strike.
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  • Israeli airstrike destroys Gaza media building housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera

    28 days ago - By Business Insider

    Al Jazeera reports on the destruction of the Al-Jalaa tower in Gaza City.
    Al Jazeera
    Al-Jalaa tower housed the offices of several international media organizations.
    Those in the office building were not given time to evacuate their equipment, according to Al Jazeera.
    It was flattened by an Israeli airstrike about an hour after a warning was issued, the Associated Press reported.
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    Al-Jalaa tower, home to the offices of several international news organizations, has been destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, the Associated Press reported. The Gaza...
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