Blinken: I’ve seen no Evidence that Justifies Israel Strike on Gaza Media Building

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Daily Beast: Israeli officials insisted on Sunday that the U.S. government had seen—and accepted—evidence showing that Hamas had a presence inside the Gaza media building destroyed in an Israeli airstrike last week.

But that claim is now in doubt after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he had seen no such evidence. Israel has justified the strike, which obliterated the Gaza offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera, by saying that the tower block was being also used as a base by Hamas intelligence officers.

On Sunday, an unnamed Israeli diplomatic source said to the Jerusalem Post: “We showed [the U.S.] the smoking gun proving Hamas worked out of that building… I understand they found the explanation satisfactory.”

Asked about the claim at a news conference in Denmark on Monday, Blinken responded: “I have not seen any information provided.” Blinken’s comment came after the top AP editor, Sally Buzbee, called for an independent investigation into the airstrike.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. It’s important to note that this pathetic display of cowardliness on the part of Blinken is nothing compared to the complete denial that Israel nuked us on 9/11 that every president since then has displayed. Future historians will marvel at how the chosenites have totally controlled the USA and how right Netanyahu was when bragged to his guests in 1990 at Fink’s Bar in Jerusalem, “America is a golden calf, and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control.”

  2. No problem, all we need is for some U.S. official to verify that Israel came forward with convincing evidence that Hamas had filing cabinets in the building. The Israelis officials are so arrogant, they don’t expect even basic challenges from U.S. MSM or govt officials anymore.
    The IAF just murdered 42 Gazans by destroying yet another multi-story building, they claimed they were targeting a ‘Hamas tunnel network’. How would they know, if that was not total fiction, maybe it was an air raid shelter.
    The IAF has not produced any drone footage confirming any of these military installations. I thought they were a hi-tech army.