The Associated Press condemned Israel for flattening a building where they evidently shared offices with other media outlets such as Al Jazeera, as well as the terrorist group Hamas. While the AP publicly stated that they were not aware of Hamas’ presence in the building, it is becoming very clear that they were aware.
Would it be any surprise that the AP would operate in the vicinity of terrorists? After all, they worked alongside the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. A 2014 article written by former AP reporter Matti Friedman at The Atlantic reveals the infuriating, treasonous connection between Hamas and American journalists.
“We have had no indication Hamas was in the building or active in the building,” Gary Pruitt declared. “This is something we actively check to the best of our ability. We would never knowingly put our journalists at risk.”
Pruitt said he was “was in touch with the U.S. State Department” and indeed spoke with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. The contents of that call are strangely vague on the official government website.
AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt apparently knows less than former Obama spokesperson Tommy Vietor, who said he was “sure” Hamas operated in the building because he spoke to people who worked there.
Obama Stooge: ‘Hamas offices were in that building’
In a rare moment of honestly, former Obama spokesperson Tommy Vietor claimed on social media that he is “sure Hamas offices were in that building”. When asked how he knew, he said “I talked to people who worked in the building.”
The former Obama stooge and current podcaster back-pedaled on social media after he received attention for his comment, saying it was just one person who only worked in the building “periodically” who said “he believed there may have been Hamas offices there.”
Vietor received attention back in 2014 for diminishing questions about the 2012 attack on Benghazi, which claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens. “Dude, this was like two years ago,” he infamously said in response to pointed questions by Fox anchor Bret Baier.
Indications that the Associated Press is Aware of Hamas’ Presence in the Targeted Building
The Jerusalem Post quoted “a senior diplomatic source” contradicting the AP’s assertion that they were unaware of Hamas’ presence in the building. “We showed them the smoking gun proving Hamas worked out of that building,” the source said. That account was confirmed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We share all the intelligence with our American friends,” he said. “The intelligence we had is about an intelligence office for [Hamas] housed in that building that plots and organizes terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians. It is a perfectly legit target.”
If the investigative journalists really did not know Hamas had offices in the building, they would be pretty lame journalists indeed. Consider that the very owner of the building, Jawwad Mahdi, was an apologist for the Jew-hating terrorist dictator Yasser Arafat as far back as 1994. Mahdi was quoted in the AP article.
The AP claimed that “twelve AP staffers and freelancers” were working out of that building but did not identify them. This author suspects that the “journalists” to which they refer would be sympathetic to Hamas in their reporting.
The Associated Press has some explaining to do.