This unsubstantiated allegation attributed to the Israeli military's chief of staff is patently false. There was not even a cafeteria in the building.
Such baseless claims jeopardize the safety of AP journalists.
AP continues to call for an independent investigation into the destruction of the building housing our Gaza bureau so that the facts are known.
As we have said repeatedly, we had no indication of a Hamas presence in the building, nor were we warned of any such possible presence before the airstrike. We do not know what the Israeli evidence shows, and we want to know.