The American (Associated Press) news agency called on to open an independent investigation into the Israeli airstrike that targeted a building housing its office and the offices of other media outlets in the Gaza Strip.
The agency’s executive editor, Sally Bazby, called for an independent investigation into the Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed the Al-Galaa building (AP Building Gaza), which housed the agency’s headquarters and other media headquarters in the Gaza Strip, stressing that the public has the right to know the facts, according to the official Palestinian agency.
“The Israeli government has not yet provided clear evidence to support its attack, which destroyed the 12-storey Al-Galaa Tower,” Bazby said.
She added, “The Associated Press office has been in Al-Galaa Tower for 15 years and has not been informed, and there was no indication of the possibility of a Hamas office in the building,” stressing the need to clarify the facts.
And she continued, “We are in a state of conflict .. We do not take sides in this conflict .. We heard Israelis say that they have evidence .. We do not know what this evidence is .. We think that it is appropriate at this stage to have an independent view of What happened yesterday. “