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Israeli army says bombed media offices 'Hamas operations'

Nov. 18, 2012 1:25 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 18, 2012 1:25 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israel's army said it bombed two media complexes in Gaza City early Sunday because they are part of "Hamas' operational communications."

The Al-Shawa building, which houses a number of media organizations, including Ma'an News Agency, was struck around 1:40 a.m., injuring six journalists.

An Israeli army statement said it was targeted because it is "an infrastructure of Hamas' operational communications, located inside a civilian building."

"As a result, and in order to minimize the damage to non involved persons, the (army) only targeted the communication devices which were located on the roof of the building, and not the operations room of Hamas that is located on one of the floors," the statement said.

A second Israeli airstrike around 6:50 a.m. hit a second media complex in Gaza City , the al-Shuruq building, which hosts several international media organizations.

The army said the offices are "also part of Hamas' operational communications that was deliberately located on the roof of the building."

"The (Israeli army) calls on international journalists and correspondents who operate in the Gaza Strip carrying out their duties, to stay clear of Hamas' bases and facilities- which serve them in their activity against the citizens of Israel," the statement said.
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