June 20, 2021

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Attack on Media Building: The White House tells Israel that ensuring the safety of journalists is a top priority

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Israeli military confirmed earlier on Saturday that the Israeli military launched a missile at a 12-story media building in the Gaza Strip. The building's owners had been notified in advance and that they had enough time to evacuate the building.

Reuters reported that the White House Press Secretary Psaki said on Twitter: “We have directly told Israel that ensuring the safety of journalists and independent media is the top priority.”

The Israeli military confirmed earlier on Saturday (15th) that the Israeli military launched a missile at a 12-story media building in the Gaza Strip that day, causing the building to collapse. The building houses the Associated Press and Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera) offices.

An Israeli military spokesman said that there was a “Hamas military intelligence” facility in the building that was shot. He also said that before the military, the people in the building had been notified in advance and that they had enough time to evacuate the building.

Reuters stated that the building’s owners had received the news before the missile attack, and the people in the building had already been evacuated.

In addition to the media office, there are also some residential units and other offices in the building.

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