Israel destroys media house building in Gaza; pro-Palestinian protests in Paris

PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 11:09 PM IST
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  • Israel pounded Gaza, destroying a tower block that housed media organisations and which it said had militant assets, while Palestinian rocket salvoes hit Tel Aviv on Saturday, with no sign of an end to almost a week of fighting. Israel's military brought down a 12-storey block in Gaza City that housed the U.S. Associated Press and Qatar-based Al Jazeera media operations, as well as other offices and apartments, leaving a huge heap of broken masonry. The United States told Israel "that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a paramount responsibility," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. Palestinians say at least 139 people, including 39 children, have been killed in Gaza since the conflict erupted on Monday. Watch the full video for more details.

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