An Al Jazeera host had an extremely contentious conversation with a spokesman for the Israeli prime minister over a series of attacks that were launched on a media building in Gaza. Israeli missiles hot the building twice, injuring six journalists in the process.
The strikes were condemned by press freedom group, though Israel said that it was aiming for Hamas communications equipment placed on the roof of the buildings.
Speaking to Al Jazeera’s Darren Jordon, Israeli spokesman Mark Regev defended the strikes. ‘We don't target journalists,’ he said. ‘We target Hamas.’
‘Rockets don't stop at a roof,’ Jordon said in response. ‘You've got the intelligence that journalists were all over that building. It's never going to be precise enough that you can't stop injuring people below the roof.’
Regev tried to defend by saying, ‘As far as I know, no foreign journalists were hurt whatsoever. ‘We were surgical, we took out the target that we wanted to take out.’
‘You can't sit there and say no journalists were injured,’ Jordon replied sharply. ‘One person had their leg blown off. That is a fact.’
International media outlets like Reuters, Russia Today and Al-Arabiya had their offices damaged as a result of the bombardment. Also, several other journalists from other Palestinian agencies were also injured.