Building housing AP, Al Jazeera flattened in Israeli strike

Israeli forces bombed a building that housed The Associated Press and Al Jazeera in Gaza City on Saturday, the news outlets reported, amid the latest round of air strikes in the area.

The AP had reported about an hour earlier that the owner of the high-rise said he received a call from the military warning that the building would be a target. After being told the warning, staffers and other residents of the building fled.

The Israeli Defense Forces defended such strikes on Twitter, saying Hamas has “placed military assets” inside high-rise buildings for intelligence gathering, communication and other purposes.