Aware or not, AP Gaza staff had coffee with Hamas men, IDF chief reported to say

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Aware or not, AP Gaza staff had coffee with Hamas men, IDF chief reported to say
Kohavi said to make comments in reference to cafeteria in the media tower the military flattened during Gaza op; ‘I haven’t a gram of regret,’ he’s said to have added
By TOI staff
29 May 2021

The head of the Israeli military has said privately that Gaza-based journalists of the Associated Press drank their morning coffee with Hamas operatives in the building the Israel Defense Forces bombed during the Gaza conflict, whether they knew it or not, according to a new report. AP dismissed the reported allegation as “patently false” and said there wasn’t even a cafeteria in the building. The military said in recent days that Jala Tower, which housed offices of major international media outlets including the AP and Al-Jazeera, was also home to a Hamas intelligence unit that operated a number of advanced electronic warfare devices meant to interfere with the military’s GPS reception, potentially affecting guided IDF weapons.

According to Channel 12, IDF chief Aviv Kohavi has told associates he has no regrets over the strike, despite the intense international condemnation it brought on and the damage it may have done to Israel’s global image. “It justifiably came down,” the network quoted him as saying. “I haven’t a gram of regret.”

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