Former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman directly contradicted Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt, who claimed Saturday the AP was unaware that Hamas terrorists were using the same building in Gaza City where AP and other media outlets housed their Gaza bureaus.
What did Pruitt claim?
After Israeli Defense Forces targeted a high-rise building in Gaza Saturday, which housed an AP bureau along with offices for other media outlets including Al Jazeera, the IDF revealed Hamas intelligence forces also occupied the building.
In a statement, Pruitt claimed his staffers “had no indication” Hamas worked from the building, and demanded Israel reveal evidence to prove terrorists, in fact, occupied the building.
“The Israeli government says the building contained Hamas military intelligence assets. We have called on the Israeli government to put forward the evidence,” Pruitt said.