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Israel strikes Gaza building hosting Associated Press, Al Jazeera — AFP

By AFP - May 15,2021 - Last updated at May 15,2021

A ball of fire erupts from the Jala Tower as it is destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza city controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement on Saturday (AFP photo)

GAZA CITY — Israel's army destroyed in an air strike Saturday the 13-floor building housing Qatar-based Al Jazeera television and American news agency The Associated Press in the Gaza Strip, AFP journalists said.

Israel "destroyed Jala Tower in the Gaza Strip, which contains the Al Jazeera office and other international press offices," Al Jazeera said in a tweet, with an AP journalist saying the army had warned the tower's owner ahead of the strike.

 

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