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AP statement on meeting with Israeli ambassador

, by Lauren Easton

The Associated Press issued this statement on Tuesday following a meeting on Monday with Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. and U.N. Gilad Erdan to discuss the destruction of the building that housed AP’s Gaza bureau:

The Associated Press appreciates the opportunity to meet with Ambassador Erdan to discuss the attack on the building housing our Gaza bureau and Israel’s support for our efforts to rebuild the bureau. It was a positive and constructive conversation. Israeli authorities maintain that the building housing our bureau was destroyed because of a Hamas presence that posed an urgent threat. We have yet to receive evidence to support these claims. AP continues to call for the full release of any evidence the Israelis have so that the facts are public.