Endangered Journalists

The Foreign Press Association condemned Israel’s recent attack on a Gaza building housing the offices of a Hamas-linked newspaper. The same building housed offices for BBC, NBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera. The Israeli air strike was in retaliation for a barrage of Kassam rockets that fell on Sderot, killing two Israelis (including a four-year-old boy). After the FPA accused Israel of “callous disregard” for the lives of journalists, the Israeli Government Press Office fired off a response:

…we are rather curious as to whether the FPA will also protest the reckless behavior of the Hamas, whose indiscriminate shelling of Sderot must certainly be endangering the many journalists who are there today.

(Hat tip: Daily Alert)

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