US News Israeli Strike on the Al-Jazeera Media Building and Associated Press in Gaza

18:30  15 may  2021
18:30  15 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Israel will "intensify" its attacks against Hamas, after murderous rocket firefunctions from Gaza

 Israel will © provided by Le Parisien Le Parisien No de-escalation in sight. Despite the repeated calls of the international community in calm after days of tensions around Jerusalem , Israel, via Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, announces wanting to "intensify" his attacks against Hamas. The Israeli leader made this statement a few hours after the death of two Israeli in rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Palestinian enclave under the control of this armed Islamist movement.

Une tour abritant AP, les bureaux d'Al Jazeera s'effondrent après les frappes de missiles israéliens dans la ville de Gaza, le 15 mai 2021. © Reuters - Stringer A Tour Holding AP, Al Jazeera's offices collapse after Israeli missile strikes in the city of Gaza, May 15, 2021.

The Israeli army led a strike Saturday on the building of a dozen floors with the premises of the Qatar television channel Al-Jazeera and the American press agency Associated Press (AP) In the Gaza Strip, have found AFP journalists.

"An Israeli striking has devastated the tower that houses AP offices in the city of Gaza," wrote on Twitter Jon Gambrell, a journalist from the American agency. "The army warned the owner of the tour in which AP has its premises it would be targeted" by a typing, had it written shortly before.

Between Israelis and Palestinians, an endless violence

 Between Israelis and Palestinians, an endless violence © Khalil Hamra after an Israeli strike in Gaza this Wednesday night. After the unleashing of violence in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday , the armed confrontation between Hamas and Israel showed no signs of appeasement. An Israeli air raid destroyed a building of ten floors, the third in 48 hours in the city of Gaza. As soon as the Hamas announced the shot of 130 new missiles against the Israeli territory.

AFP journalists saw the 13-storey tower being sprayed by several missiles. The Al-Jazeera channel confirmed on Twitter that its premises were in this building and broadcast the images of the tower to collapse in a cloud of dust.

solicited by AFP, the Israeli army did not react to this information in the immediate future. "Bombs could fall on our office. We ran the stairs since the 11th floor and now let's look at the building by far, praying for the army to end up retracting, "had tweeted shortly before the Fares Akram raid, corresponding for AP in Gaza.

Jawad Mehdi, owner of the Jala Tour, said that an Israeli intelligence officer had warned him before the strike he had an hour to evacuate the building. He requested another ten minutes for journalists to take their equipment, but wiped a refusal.

Israel bomb the home of a Hamas chef, 7th day of fighting

 Israel bomb the home of a Hamas chef, 7th day of fighting Israel-Palestinians / (photo, tv): Israel bomb the home of a Hamas leader, 7th day of fighting * the conflict, which has Started Monday, does not weaken * US and Arab diplomats plead for a return to calm * Israel strikes the house of a leader of Hamas Yehya al-Sinwar * Salves of rockets fall on the suburbs of Tel Aviv by Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Stephen Farrell Gaza / Jerusalem, May 16 (Reuters) - Israel bombed the home of the head of Hamas in the early Sunday Gaza Strip and the sirens announcing

The Israeli army indicated that Hamas military equipment, the Islamist movement in power in the enclave, were in the tower struck by its combat aircraft.

"It is clear that it has been decided either to cause destruction and death, but also to silence those who show it," reacted to AFP Walid Al-Omari, head of the office of Al -Jzeera in Israel and in the Palestinian territories. "We will continue our information coverage despite the destruction (...) We will come back to the antenna with new equipment," assured Safwat al-Kahlout, correspondent of the Qatarie chain in Gaza.

The Islamist Hamas movement in power in Gaza and Israel trade since Monday murderers from and to the Palestinian enclave of two million inhabitants. The last assessment of the Palestinian authorities made on Friday night of 139 dead, including 39 children, and 1,000 wounded in Israeli bombing.

More than 2,300 rockets were launched by Palestinian armed groups on the Israeli territory since Monday, killing nine people, including a child and a soldier, and making more than 560 wounded. According to the army, the antimissile shield "iron dome" intercepted more than half of these missiles.

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In the Gaza Strip, the Al-Mansour library is ruined .
© provided by the point Israeli-Palestinian conflict, war, aerial strikes, l with bombed cultivation. In Gaza, the Israeli army struck a bookstore considered as the Temple of Books. It was the place where high school students could find a schoolbook, most practicing their Qur'an and the bohemian spirits of the translations of Dostoevsky in Arabic. Today, there is nothing left. Last Tuesday, the Al-Mansour library went away.

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