'We knew there were journalists but we didn't target them'
IDF Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich hit back at accusations that the IDF targeted journalists
when it hit an office building in which they worked earlier on Sunday.
Avital Leibovich on Sunday briefed foreign press about an IAF air strike
that injured six journalists in the Gaza Strip early Sunday morning,
saying "we obviously know there are journalists in the building, so we
did not attack any other floor," according to an audio recording of the
The IDF said it was targeting a "transmission antenna
used by Hamas to carry out terror activity." Britain's Sky News and
Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV were damaged in the attack. Journalists from Al-Aqsa
TV and Iran's PressTV were injured.
Leibovich added that her
advice to journalists in Hamas-administered Gaza, is to "stay away from
any Hamas positions, Hamas sites, or Hamas posts for their own safety."
If the IDF had targeted journalists, there wouldn't be any journalists left to write about it.
Labels: foreign media, Hamas, human shields