Israel’s military chief alleged in private Gaza-based journalists of the Associated Press (AP) drank their morning coffee with members of the Hamas terror group in the building the Israel Defense Forces felled during the recent 11-day war, a new report said.
The 13-story Al Jalaa building that housed the offices of the AP and Al Jazeera was bombed by the Israel Defense Forces because it was housing a Hamas intelligence unit, the IDF said.
Despite international condemnation and a demand by AP to investigate the strike, IDF chief Aviv Kohavi said he had no regrets.
“It justifiably came down,” he told Channel 12 according to a translation of his remarks by The Times of Israel. “I haven’t a gram of regret.”
The IDF said that working members of the press in the building were being used as human shields.
According to the report, Kohavi told a foreign official