Exclusive Look Inside Jala Tower, the AP-Hamas Coworking Space Destroyed by Israeli Airstrike

Exclusive Look Inside Jala Tower, the AP-Hamas Coworking Space Destroyed by Israeli Airstrike

An office building destroyed by Israeli airstrikes on Saturday was reportedly used by the Associated Press and the Islamic terrorist group Hamas. According to national security expert Noah Pollak, the building contained several Hamas facilities, including weapons manufacturing and military intelligence units.

“Spoke to a well-placed friend in the IDF just now,” Pollak wrote on Twitter. “The bombed AP office building contained multiple Hamas operations & offices including weapons manufacturing and military intelligence. The building also housed an Islamic Jihad office. And AP’s local reporters knew about it.”

A number of pro-Hamas podcast hosts, including former Obama aide Tommy Vietor, expressed outrage at the successful strike on the Jala Tower, a 12-story unit in Gaza City.

“I’m sure Hamas offices were in that building & that they purposefully co-locate operations with civilians,” Vietor complained on Twitter. “But that is not a new problem.” Vietor went on to unleash a racially-charged tirade against Washington Free Beacon reporter Adam Kredo, describing him, without evidence, as a “ridiculous hack.”

Podcaster Ben Rhodes, also a former Obama aide who ran the White House spin room during the Iran nuclear negotiations, suggested,without evidence, that Israeli’s true aim was “the collective punishment of all people in Gaza.”

Now that the building has been destroyed, a number of social media users are wondering what the AP-Hamas co-working space used to look like on the inside. What was the atmosphere like? Did the journos and the terrorists get to mingle and network often?

Fortunately for those interested, the Free Beacon has exclusively obtained a number of photos of the office interior that were taken several days before the airstrike.

Foyer:

Hallway:

Break Room:

Nap Room:

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