Al Jazeera’s Darren Jordon goes after Israeli spokesman Mark Regev over attacks on media in Gaza

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Israeli missiles hit the building twice, injuring at least six journalists in the process. The strikes were condemned by press freedom groups, though Israel said it was aiming for Hamas communications equipment on the roof of the buildings. On Monday, it killed a member of the Islamic Jihad group in one of the buildings

“Rockets don’t stop at a roof,” Jordon said in response. “You’ve got the intelligence that journalists were all over that building. It’s never going to be precise enough that you can’t stop injuring people below the roof.”

“As far as I know, no foreign journalists were hurt whatsoever,” Regev said. “We were surgical, we took out the target that we wanted to take out.”

“You can’t sit there and say no journalists were injured,” Jordon replied sharply. “One person had their leg blown off. That is a fact.”

“Maybe we have a discussion about who is a journalist,” Regev said. He called Al-Aqsa, one of the outlets targeted in the strikes, a “Hamas command and control facility,” adding, “Just as in other totalitarian regimes, the media is used by the regime for command and control and also for security purposes. From our point of view, that’s not a legitimate journalist.”

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