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UN urges journalists' safety after Anadolu's office hit in Gaza

May 7, 2019 at 9:11 pm

Anadolu Agency’s Gaza representative Yasser al-Benna (C) speaks during a demonstration as journalists gather in front of the wreckage of the Anadolu Agency’s office after it was hit by Israeli warplanes’ in 5 Gaza, 2019 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency]

It is vital that the safety of journalists be protected, regardless of theatre, the UN said Tuesday after Anadolu Agency’s Gaza office was levelled by Israeli shelling, reports Anadolu Agency.

“In any conflict area it is important that journalists’ safety be guaranteed,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in response to a reporter’s question about the attack.

Israeli warplanes hit the building Saturday housing Anadolu Agency’s office in the Gaza Strip with at least five missiles following warning shots.

No casualties were reported, but the building was razed to the ground.

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