The Israeli Air Force targeted and hit the building housing Agence France Press reporters in Gaza on Tuesday, November 20. The tweet above is from Paul Danahar, the BBC’s Middle East bureau chief.
The Huffington Post writes:
It is the third Israeli attack on a media building in three days. Each time, Israel has said it was targeting Hamas personnel, but the strikes have affected journalists from many international outlets — which have invariably held their offices in the same buildings Israel says Hamas is using — and been condemned by press freedom groups. Israel has also controversially said that it does not consider anybody working for Hamas-affiliated organizations to be legitimate journalists. On Tuesday, it killed three Palestinian reporters for Hamas-linked outlets by hitting their cars with missiles.
The Telegraph has compiled more live tweets from international journalists in Gaza City during the air strike, including journalists from the BBC and Agence France Press. They also noted that the Israeli Defense Forces were using their Twitter account to warn journalists to stay away from Hamas, claiming the group will use journalists as “human shields.”