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Israeli military destroys Press House in Gaza

In yet another direct assault on journalists reporting Israeli atrocities from Gaza, the occupying regime has destroyed the Press House building west of the Gaza City.

Citing local media reports, Anadolu Agency reported Saturday that the partial Israeli withdrawal from several areas west of Gaza City at dawn on Saturday revealed the destruction of the building.

An independent, non-profit, non-representative Palestinian media institution, Press House was established in 2013 at the initiative of “a group of independent journalists in an effort to promote freedom of opinion and expression, support independent media, and provide legal protection for journalists in Palestine,” as stated on its website.

Back in November, the Israeli military assassinated Press House Director, Bilal Jadallah, by directly bombing his vehicle in Gaza City.

On Tuesday, Rizq al-Gharabli, Director of the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) in the Gaza Strip, was martyred in Israeli airstrikes on the city of Khan Yunis, according to the Gaza Media Office.

The occupying regime has assassinated 124 journalists and media persons throughout the besieged Gaza Strip since it launched its devastating war on the territory on October 7.

Israel waged the war on Gaza after the Palestinian resistance carried out Operation al-Aqsa Storm into the Occupied territories in retaliation for the Tel Aviv regime’s incessant crimes against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Since the start of the aggression, the Tel Aviv regime has massacred nearly 28,000 people in Gaza, mostly women and children.

The war has also left 85% of Gaza’s population internally displaced amid acute shortages of food, clean water, and medicine.