APís top editor calls for probe into Israeli airstrike


The Associated Pressí top editor on เล่น slotxo called for an independent investigation into the Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing the AP, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media, saying the public deserves to know the facts.

Separately, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Israelís bombing of a building housing the media organisations as a possible war crime.

Sally Buzbee, APís executive editor, said the Israeli government has yet to provide clear evidence supporting its attack, which levelled the 12-story al-Jalaa tower.

The Israeli military, which gave AP journalists and other tenants about an hour to evacuate, claimed Hamas used the building for a military intelligence office and weapons development. Israeli military spokesman Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said Israel was compiling evidence for the US but declined to commit to providing it within the next two days.

ďWeíre in the middle of fighting,Ē Conricus said Sunday. ďThatís in process and Iím sure in due time that information will be presented.Ē

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had shared what it says was evidence of Hamasí presence in the targeted building through intelligence channels. But neither the White House nor the State Department would say if any American official had seen it.