Friday, July 18, 2014

Journalists injured in Israel airstrikes on media buildings

Journalists injured in Israel airstrikes on media buildings | Maan News Agency

Published today (updated) 18/07/2014 10:27
International journalists are gathered outside an hotel following
Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on July 17, 2014.(AFP/Thomas Coex)
 
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- At least one journalist was injured in an Israeli airstrike that targeted Palestinian media buildings in the Gaza Strip early Friday.

Israeli Apache helicopters targeted the al-Jawhara tower in Gaza City at 4 a.m., causing damage to at least 10 apartments in the building, which holds several media offices.

Photojournalist Muhammad Shabab was injured and taken to al-Shifa hospital for treatment.

Two municipality workers at street level were injured as rocks and debris covered the area.

Israeli forces also targeted the Daoud Tower in the al-Rimal neighborhood, cutting off the broadcast of a local radio station and injuring several employees.

The Israeli army has been regularly accused of targeting Palestinian journalists by international watchdogs, and attacks on news and radio stations in Gaza have generally been more frequent during times of bombardment.