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Media offices destroyed following Israeli air raids on Gaza

Israeli air raids on the Gaza strip have destroyed a high-rise building housing residential apartments and media offices in Gaza City today (15).

The Al Jazeera Media Network and The Associated Press news agency had their offices in the building.

Prior to the bombing of the 11-storey al-Jalaa building, the Israeli occupation army issued a warning, giving occupants of the building one hour to vacate.

Al Jazeera’s Safwat al-Kahlout reacted to the destruction of the building housing, among others, the offices of Al Jazeera Media Network in Gaza City:

“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,” he said.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, who has extensively reported from Gaza City, added: “This is a very personal moment for all of us. The idea that the place is not there any more is extraordinary to contemplate.”

 

Source: Al Jazeera