Reportedly, the Biden administration was given proof of “smoking gun” evidence proves that Palestinian terrorists were occupying the office building that was also used by the local Associated Press, which was recently leveled as a result of an IDF airstrike.
“Israel shared intelligence with the US showing how Hamas operated inside the same building with Associated Press and Al-Jazeera in Gaza,” stated the Jerusalem Post. “The U.S. was the only country to inquire about the IDF strike on the building, which the military said housed Hamas military intelligence offices, as well as AP and Al Jazeera, other news outlets, and other offices and apartments.”
“We showed them the smoking gun proving Hamas worked out of that building,” stated a source, that was close to Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, to the Jerusalem Post. “I understand they found the explanation satisfactory.”
This undisclosed source went on to add that around 72 of the 90 countries that Israel’s Foreign Ministry has spoken to, over the past few days, have released public announcements in support of Israel’s right to defend itself from these Palestinian terrorist attacks.
In response, the IDF released a statement after the airstrike hit the building:
A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a multi-story building which contained military assets belonging to the intelligence offices of the Hamas terror organization.
The building contained civilian media offices, which the Hamas terror organization hides behind and uses as human shields. The Hamas terror organization deliberately places military targets at the heart of densely populated civilian areas in the Gaza Strip.
Prior to the strike, the IDF provided advance warning to civilians in the building and allowed sufficient time for them to evacuate the site.
“I want to see what would happen if one rocket was fired on Washington. They are firing salvos toward civilian populations,” stated Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman, IDF Spokesperson, as a response to an inquiry about the IDF attacking a building that housed both terrorists and the Associated Press. “We are in the middle of an operation. If Hamas and PIJ think they can hide behind the media, their buildings are not something they can hide behind.”
These IDF tactical strikes on terrorist targets around Gaza are in response to terrorists with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad firing approximately 3,000 rockets at Israeli citizens this past week. The strikes managed to kill nearly a dozen people while wounding hundreds more. Of all the rockets that have been fired by the terrorists at Israel, about 450 of them struck areas inside Gaza.
In response to these attacks, Christians the world over have been able to donate more than a dozen portable bomb shelters to Israel. There are another 9 shelters already on the way, with another six ordered, all in an effort being organized by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ).