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News organizations demanded an explanation on Saturday for an Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing the offices of The Associated Press, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media outlets.
Its destruction also sparked widespread protests across the United States. Model Bella Hadid was seen among those on the streets of Brooklyn.
AP journalists and other tenants were safely evacuated from the 12-story al-Jalaa tower after the Israeli military warned of an imminent strike. Three heavy missiles hit the building within the hour, disrupting coverage of the ongoing conflict between' Gaza´s Hamas rulers and Israel.
With Palestinian protests against Israel across the U.S., on Saturday, President Joe Biden spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the spiraling violence.
Biden told Netanyahu that he continued to support Israel's right to defend itself but expressed concern over deaths on both sides.
A ball of fire erupts from a building housing various international media, including The Associated Press, after an Israeli airstrike on Saturday
Bella Hadid joins with protestors Brooklyn to demonstrate in support of Palestinians in New York on Saturday
Supermodel Bella Hadid joined a crowd of protesters Saturday who took to the streets of Bay Ridge for a demonstration in support of Palestine
Hadid was wearing a traditional dress, a Keffiyeh, a face mask and waving a large Palestinian flag as she marched along with thousands of others
Hadid flashed a peace sign and waved as the crowd chanted
BOSTON: Thousands gather during a rally to support Palestine at Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts on May 15, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C.: Jewish demonstrators show their solidarity with Palestinians over the ongoing conflict with Israel
BROOKLYN: People gather in Brooklyn to demonstrate in support of Palestinians in New York City
BROOKLYN: Protests are taking place worldwide against Israel as a result of recently escalated actions towards the Palestinian people
LOS ANGELES: Demonstrators holding signs and the flag of Palestine march to the Israeli Consulate during a protest against Israel and in support of Palestinians during the current conflict in the Middle East, in the Westwood area of LA
LOS ANGELES: Demonstrators holding signs march to Israeli Consulate during a protest against Israel and in support of Palestinians in LA
LOS ANGELES: A demonstrator takes part in a protest outside the Federal Building against Israel and in support of Palestinians in California