Israeli strikes destroy Russian TV office in Gaza

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 13:00 hrs

Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Israeli air strike on a media compound in the Gaza Strip has destroyed the office of Russia Today TV channel.

The office of RT's Arabic−language channel Rusiya Al−Yaum was shelled by the Israeli forces early Sunday, according to the RT press office.

The TV channel's filming crew was not affected as they had left the building about an hour before the Israeli planes delivered the strike, the press office said.

RT's office was located on the eleventh floor of the building, which also accommodates Britain's Sky News, Italian RAI, German ARD, Kuwait−TV and Palestinian news agencies.

The crew has now moved to a less−affected floor of the centre to continue their work.

−−IANS/RIA Novosti


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