Israeli military justifies airstrikes on media tower in Gaza

Israeli military justifies airstrikes on media tower in Gaza

In mid-May, the Israeli army had to fight Hamas A media building in Gaza City was also attacked – now the military has explained in more detail the reasons for the skyscraper’s destruction. One said the Islamist Hamas was working on a technology that was supposed to disrupt Israel’s use of the “Iron Dome” anti-missile defense system. army statement. Special equipment used by Islamists for this purpose was kept in the building. According to the information, it should be destroyed due to the collapse of the skyscraper.

Israel’s Air Force had a skyscraper Gaza Strip The attack took place in mid-May in the wake of recent armed conflict with Palestinian militants. Among other things, the offices of the American news agency Associated Press (AP) and Qatari TV station Al Jazeera were destroyed. Citizens in the house had previously been warned by Israel and, according to the military, there was no damage. The AP reacted with horror, and journalists’ associations made serious allegations. The airstrike was strongly criticized internationally.

“No evidence presented”

The Foreign Press Association (FPA) criticized the destruction and questioned whether Israel Ready to affect the freedom of the press. “We note that Israel has provided no evidence to support its claim that the building was owned by Hamas was used «, it was said in a letter to the association at that time.

The reason for the now postponed attack was more detailed than the Israeli military’s earlier statement. At first, he said vaguely that the Hamas Military Intelligence Service had also used the building. Israel repeatedly accuses Hamas of storing military equipment in civilian buildings and deliberately firing rockets from positions between residential buildings to make it more difficult for the Israeli military to destroy these targets in accordance with international law.

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