On a press conference held on Monday, May 18, 2021, Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) criticized the Associated Press for sharing an office space with Hamas in a Gaza Tower Bldg.
Questioning the Senate floor, Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) relentlessly asked; “Why is the Associated Press sharing a building with Hamas? Surely these intrepid reporters knew who their neighbors were.”
In another issued statement from the Israeli military, it was said that the building was a target because it contained several assets of Hamas intelligence agencies. In a statement, the Associated Press said it had “no indication” Hamas officials were sharing the building with its reporters.
“Did they knowingly allow themselves to be used as human shields by a US-designated terrorist organization? Did the AP pull its punches and decline to report for years on Hamas’ misdeeds?” Sen. Tom Cotton baselessly accusing the AP.
May 15, 2021 — after an hour timeframe warning was announced to evacuate the building, Israeli warplanes attacked and destroyed The Jala Tower in Gaza City; housing offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera, and other offices and residential apartments. The bombing, which came in the course of renewed violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces, completely collapsing the said 12-story building, reports from the AP.
The Jala tower was used by Hamas military intelligence and “was not an innocent building.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
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