Media caught in crossfire of Gaza escalation: OCCUPIED-AL-QUDS: Media workplaces lowered to rubble, declared “adjustment” of journalism to trick the opponent: Several are worried truth can become yet an additional casualty of Israel’s ruthless military project in Gaza Strip.
On Saturday mid-day, the proprietor of the 13-storey Jala Tower housing Qatar-based Al Jazeera tv and the United States news agency The Associated Press received a troubling telephone call from the Israeli pressures.
Jawad Mehdi said an Israeli intelligence officer cautioned him he had simply one hour to make sure that the structure was evacuated, and his appeal for “10 added minutes”, broadcast obey Al Jazeera, was refuted.
Israeli protection officials claimed the building housed not just news bureaus but workplaces of the Islamist Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip.
Within seconds, reporters scrambled to gather as much of their equipment and also valuables as they could, after that left, some running down the stairs, others making use of the confined lift.
Al Jazeera after that broadcast live video footage of the air raid that damaged the structure, sending a huge mushroom cloud of dust and debris rippling right into the sky.
Israeli Head Of State Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday safeguarded the strike. “An intelligence office for the Palestinian terrorist organisation (was) housed in that structure that stories as well as arranges the horror attacks versus Israeli civilians,” Netanyahu informed CBS News. “So it is a completely legit target.
I can tell you that we took every preventative measure to make sure that there were no civilian injuries, as a matter of fact, no deaths.”