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AP media chief wants probe into Israeli bombing of its Gaza office

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Published: 18 May 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Tower housing AP and Al Jazeera levelled; IDF says Hamas was using offices as human shields; IDF apologises over misleading claim that Israel began a ground operation

AP's top editor wants investigation into Israeli bombing of its Gaza office (Reuters)

IDF is undermining trust with media and it will hurt Israel (Jerusalem Post)
YAAKOV KATZ: Was the deception brilliant? Yes. Did it come at a price? Yes.

Gaza tower housing AP, Al Jazeera collapses after Israeli missile strike (Haaretz)
Hamas threatens to strike Tel Aviv in response to the bombing of the building; IDF confirms strike: 'offices belonging to media organization that Hamas was using as human shields'

Foreign media fumes over being used in IDF ploy to trick Hamas: 'They've lost credibility' (Haaretz)
Israeli army spokesperson apologised for falsely claiming Israel had begun a ground operation in Gaza. However, reports say it was not a mistake, but rather an attempt to use foreign media to push Hamas underground

Photo: An Israeli airstrike destroys a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed media outlets including The Associated Press and Al Jazeera (Nidal Alwaheidi/SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

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