“This channel will not be silenced. Al-Jazeera will not be silenced,” Al Jazeera Anchorperson reiterates in a live broadcast as the 12-story building housing Al Jazeera and other news offices in Gaza.
A building that has housed Al Jazeera’s office in the Gaza Strip has just been hit by an Israeli airstrike totally demolishing the structure. Images showed the building crashing to the ground after being bombed as dust and debris flew into the air.
⭕ LIVE footage of the moment an Israeli air raid bombed the offices of Al Jazeera and The Associated Press in Gaza City ⬇️
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 15, 2021
Residents of the building, which also houses The Associated Press bureau, had been warned of the strike an hour prior. The building also housed the residential blocks the residents of which would now be homeless.
“The tower has come down,” the anchorwoman said in the live video aired from Al Jazeera. “Whenever you see journalists doing live updates from Gaza, they’re usually standing on the roof of that building which has now been flattened by an airstrike by the Israeli military,” she added.
“This channel will not be silenced. Al-Jazeera will not be silenced,” the on-air anchorperson said. “We can guarantee you that right now.”
WATCH: A building which has AlJazeera offices & other international media organisations, has been destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in #Gaza.
— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) May 15, 2021
Update# Al -Jazeera offices and other international media agencies have just been targeted by Israeli warplanes with four missiles.
— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) May 15, 2021
Breaking: Al-Jalaa tower, home to the offices of #Aljazeera and other news outlets, is being evacuated after Israel informed residents that it will be flattened shortly#GazaUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/IrkRVrYrF6
— Belal Aldabbour (@Belalmd12) May 15, 2021
Israel is not only destroying the buildings in Gaza but the dreams of many in Palestine. By destroying media buildings, destroying residential blocks, schools, mosques, and other key places; Israel is trying to kill the aspirations of Palestine and their legitimate struggle.