Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., took aim at the Associated Press for allegedly sharing a workspace with Hamas after Israel operated a military strike against a building in Gaza the Jewish State claims housed offices for the terrorist organization.
There was an international outcry among journalists over the weekend after Israel destroyed a building that included the Gaza bureaus of media outlets like the Associated Press and Al Jazeera over intelligence that Hamas had military operations at that location. Journalists and residents were warned and evacuated before the strike was conducted.
While the Associated Press denied having any prior knowledge of Hamas’ presence in the 15 years of being located in that building, Cotton expressed far more skepticism on the Senate floor
Why is the Associated Press sharing a building with Hamas?” Cotton asked on Monday. “Surely these intrepid reporters knew who their neighbors were.”
He continued, “Did they knowingly allow themselves to be used as human shields by a US-designated terrorist organization? Did the AP pull its punches and decline to report for years on Hamas’ misdeeds