Israeli strike hits building housing media offices in Gaza: Sources

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Smoke rises following Israeli strikes in Gaza, October 8, 2023. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

An Israeli raid targeted a tower housing several media offices in Gaza City on Friday, according to Palestinian security sources.

   The Israeli bombing targeted the Hajji Tower, which housed offices of local, Arab and international media, said the sources who asked to remain anonymous.

   In the morning, dozens of Palestinian journalists mourned Palestine TV correspondent Muhammad Abu Hatab and his family members, who were killed in their home by an Israeli raid last night in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis.

   At the funeral, Tahseen Al-Astal, the deputy head of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, stressed the importance of providing international protection for journalists to enable them to cover the conflict.

   According to the government media office in the strip, 35 journalists have been killed, and several press institutions’ offices have been targeted and destroyed since the conflict broke out on Oct. 7.

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