The US sees no evidence to justify the bombing of the Al-Jalaa building
The US doesn’t see evidence that justifies the bombing of the Al-Jalaa building where Israel justifies that Hamas office existed and the media see it as a war crime and an attack on press freedom.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken insists on Israel’s policy of blindness over excesses.
After the attack that the Israeli Forces launched this Saturday against a building in which several media outlets operated, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said that he had not seen evidence of the justification put forward by Israel that a base of the Hamas movement, said AFP.
In the 12-story building demolished by the Israeli bombing, there was an office of the Associated Press, the American news agency, so “the US has requested additional information” on the “justification” initially offered by the Israeli government.
“Shortly after the attack we asked [Israel] for additional details on the motives behind the action,” Blinken said from Copenhagen, where he is on an official visit.
The Al-jalaa tower, which housed the AP and Al Jazeera headquarters and some 60 apartments, was called a “perfectly legitimate target” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation with President Joe Biden on Saturday.
“Israel has not presented evidence that the building [attacked] was being used by Hamas,” they claimed from the Federation of Foreign Press (FPA) in Israel while demanding an official investigation after military spokesmen justified the destruction of the Jala tower in Gaza, reports Juan Carlos Sanz, of the FPA.
Despite this new action against human rights and freedom of expression, the US blocked the adoption of a common declaration at the UN Security Council meeting held this Sunday. The “unwavering support” of the US for Israel has historically prevented international law from being enforced with respect to Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people.
From the appointment on Sunday, it was announced that from the Democratic ranks the request for Biden to get involved in a much more active way in the conflict is growing.
The president, however, resists pressure from his co-religionists without departing one millimeter from the official message: unwavering support “for the right to security and defense of Israel,” while calling on Hamas to stop firing rockets against the Israeli population.
The Biden administration has so far refused to criticize Israel’s military actions. Meanwhile, Washington orchestrates with Egypt, Qatar and Jordan a multi-party diplomatic initiative to achieve a truce in hostilities.