It’s clear that Israel had no legitimate reason to target the media in Gaza other than to make their (Israel’s) war crimes harder to report. Like previous guy, Tom Cotton attacks the free press from the floor of the US Senate because they’re not propaganda outlets.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggests the Associated Press colluded with Hamas:
“Did they allow themselves to be used as human shields … ?” pic.twitter.com/nUu8saYzdA
— The Recount (@therecount) May 17, 2021
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 17, 2021
We know that this unprecedented call for action represents a significant sacrifice to both our financial bottom line and our ongoing reporting on the Middle Eastern conflict, but if carpet bombing the entire city block in which our offices are located will finally put an end to this cycle of violence, it will have been well worth any inconvenience.
Thus, we urge Israel’s government in the strongest possible terms to obliterate corporate headquarters and subsidiaries, as well as all buildings containing any work-share spaces or storage lockers we may have rented. In recognition of the crucial strategic importance of this act, we urge Israel not to give any advance warning to the tenants located in these buildings, as there could be no legitimate reason for working so close to potential terrorists beyond a desire to serve as a human shield.
A few minutes before Israel bombed the Jalaa tower housing dozens of media offices, journalists of @AJArabic and @AP are seen trying to grab as much valuable equipment as they can. The building was targeted by 8-10 F16 missiles and knocked to the groundpic.twitter.com/fhFDyACGzm
— Maha Hussaini (@MahaGaza) May 16, 2021
BREAKING: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has not seen any Israeli evidence of Hamas operating in a Gaza office building that Israel destroyed in an airstrike. The building housed The Associated Press, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media. https://t.co/DhZAWf23ID
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 17, 2021