The Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt claimed shock and ignorance of Hamas operating in his building (see video below) after it was completely leveled yesterday. It turns out that a report from 2014 has busted the Associated Press CEO for lying about knowledge of terrorist group Hamas being in the building.
The Jerusalem Post reports that Israel shared their intelligence with the US showing how Hamas operated inside the same building with the Associated Press and Al-Jazeera in Gaza:
Officials in more than one government office confirmed that US President Joe Biden’s phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday was, in part, about the bombing of the building, and that Israel showed Biden and American officials the intelligence behind the action.
“We showed them the smoking gun proving Hamas worked out of that building,” a source close to Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said. “I understand they found the explanation satisfactory.”
Israel gave the people in the building housing the AP, Al Jazeera and Hamas one hour to vacate the building before they completely leveled it (video below).
A 2014 article, as reported by the Gateway Pundit, also comes out to say Hamas was in the AP building in Gaza:
“Despite [Israel] giving forewarning, AP reacted with righteous indignation, expressing ‘shock’ and ‘horror’ that ‘the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza,’” posted David Lange, operator of the popular Israellycool site.
“I believe they are lying and absolutely knew Hamas was in the building,” added Lange, citing comments from the building’s owner immediately before the attack and remarks from former AP reporter Matti Friedman who blew the whistle on the agency’s refusal,