We issued the following statement today after the Israeli military fired at least one missile directly at Al-Shuruq Tower, a building in Gaza City which houses dozens of international newspapers, television stations, and news agencies, according to multiple news outlets.
“We are gravely concerned about the attack on the Al-Shuruq Tower, the second on a media installation in less that a week,” said CPJ Executive Director
Joel Simon“The Israeli military had been given the coordinates of these buildings and assured news organizations that they would not be targeted. The military must immediately explain its actions, and must provide public assurances that media installations will not be targeted in the future, in accordance with international law. Combined with the targeting of Palestinian media and the ban on access for international reporters to Gaza, this latest strike gives the impression that the Israeli military is fighting a war against information.”