On Tuesday, Israeli Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan issued a statement saying that when Israel bombed the al-Jalaa building in Gaza that housed employees of the Associated Press, an action for which the mainstream media condemned them, Hamas was using the same building to work on a device that would have rendered Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system ineffective, thus leaving Israel vulnerable to massive rocket attacks.
Erdan and the Israel Defense Forces gave information to AP CEO Gary Pruitt and the news agency’s vice president for foreign news, Ian Phillips, in New York, the Jerusalem Post reported. The Post noted, “Israel gave advance warning for the strike, and no one was killed.”
Erdan wrote on Twitter:
Yesterday, I visited the @AP HQ in New York to explain to top executives that the building housing their Gaza operation was being used by Hamas terrorists trying to jam the Iron Dome — that is why it was