Israeli Airstrike Destroys Gaza Building Housing Al-Jazeera, Associated Press (Video)

The strike comes one day after the Israeli military was accused of planting false stories of Gaza invasion with foreign journalists

Thom Geier

According to the AP, no explanation has been provided for why the media office building was targeted. Video footage captured the strike that razed the structure in a huge cloud of dust.

“I have been working here for 11 years. I have been covering many events from this building, we have lived personal professional experiences now everything, in two seconds, just vanished,” Al-Jazeera correspondent Safwat al-Kahlout said. “All my colleagues, despite the sadness, they didn’t stop a second — they were looking for an alternative just to keep Al-Jazeera on top of the news.”

Since Monday, at least 139 people have been killed in Gaza, including 39 children; in Israel, eight people have been killed since the latest onset of violence.

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