Israel's introspection will be used to justify its impunity

Israel's concern with its public image was on display yesterday, when local media reported that former Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Major General Nitzan Alon has described this year's bombing of the high-rise building which housed the Associated Press (AP) and other media offices in the Gaza Strip as a self-inflicted "public relations terror attack". Furore erupted on social media as the building collapsed in May. Israel tried to justify the attack by alleging that resistance group Hamas was using the site to store equipment. This claim was countered by AP's President and CEO Gary Pruitt: "We have had no indication Hamas was in the building or active in the building… We would never knowingly put our journalists at risk." At … Continue reading Israel's introspection will be used to justify its impunity