- Al-Jalaa tower housed the offices of several international media organizations.
- Those in the office building were not given time to evacuate their equipment, according to Al Jazeera.
- It was flattened by an Israeli airstrike about an hour after a warning was issued, the Associated Press reported.
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Al-Jalaa tower, home to the offices of several international news organizations, has been destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, the Associated Press reported.
The Gaza tower housed the offices of the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, and local media outlets, according to DW News.
Israeli forces warned those in the building about an hour before the attack that the army would target the high-rise building, according to the AP.
Those in the office were not given time to evacuate their equipment from the building, Al Jazeera producer Linah Alsaafin said.
“We ran down the stairs from the 11th floor and now looking at the building from afar, praying Israeli army would eventually retract,” the AP’s correspondent in Gaza, Fares Akram, wrote shortly after the warning was issued.
-Fares Akram (@faresakram) May 15, 2021
Videos of the airstrike show that the building was flattened almost immediately.
-Kalvin Ng (@kalvin_ng) May 15, 2021
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