Gaza tower housing AP, Al Jazeera collapses after missile strike - witness

by Reuters
Saturday, 15 May 2021 12:32 GMT

(Adds details, Israeli military not immediately providing comment)

GAZA, May 15 (Reuters) - A 12-storey Gaza tower block housing the offices of the U.S.-based Associated Press and Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera collapsed on Saturday after being struck by Israeli missiles, a Reuters witness said.

The owner of the building had been warned in advance of an impending Israeli missile strike, a Reuters reporter said, and the building had been evacuated.

The Israeli military did not immediately provide comment on the incident.

The building also contained a number of apartments and other offices. (Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Rami Ayyub; Editing by David Clarke)

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