IDF spokesman: 100% certain Gaza media tower was Hamas asset, will provide proof

IDF Spokesman Hidai Zilberman insists the army is “100 percent certain” that the Al Jala building demolished by the IDF on Saturday held “military assets” used by Hamas.

The building housed the offices of several media organizations, including the Associated Press, which is demanding an independent investigation into the incident.

In a Channel 12 interview, Zilberman is asked why US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has still not received promised Israeli evidence to that effect.

IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman (Israel Defense Forces)

“In the coming days, we will do everything we’ve been asked in order to make clear that it was appropriate to destroy this building,” he says.

He specifies that Hamas used it for R&D and intel purposes, and that it was used by the Islamic Jihad terror group as well.

Fire and smoke rises from the Jala Tower as it is destroyed in an Israeli airstrike after the IDF warned the occupants to leave, Gaza City, May 15, 2021 (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

Zilberman also says that the IDF’s ongoing bombardment of Hamas’s tunnel infrastructure is forcing key leaders of the terror group above ground, “where they can be targeted.”

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