Hamas denies Israel's claim it had offices in AP building in Gaza

Hamas yesterday denied Israeli claims that it had offices in Al-Jalaa Tower, which housed news organisations AP and Al Jazeera. In a statement, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem said: "Israel is trying to whitewash its black image and cover up its crimes against civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip." This came one day after AP executives met with Israeli Ambassador to Washington and the UN Gilad Erdan, who claimed that Israel bombed and destroyed the 12-story building because it included Hamas' offices that were used to "developing an electronic jamming system to be used against the Iron Dome." "Israeli authorities maintain that the building housing our bureau was destroyed because of a Hamas presence that posed an urgent threat. We have yet to receive evidence to support these […]

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