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November 18, 2012
The office of RT channel in Gaza, located in al-Shawa media center was destroyed after Israeli air strike hit the building.
The production team was not injured, said RT in a press statement.
RT’s Arabic-language sister channel — Rusiya Al-Yaum — was struck by the Israeli forces in Gaza Strip in the early hours of November 18, approximately at 01.30 am local time, said RT.
RT’s reporter Suaeda al-Suerki and cameraman Mustafa Al-Bayati were not injured as they had left the building one hour before the attack. The channel’s media center was located at the top level of the 11-floor building among other media offices, including Sky News, ITV and Palestinian news agencies.
In total, the Israeli side launched four missiles one of which hit the RT office. Palestinian Maan news agency reports that six journalists were injured in this strike, RT said in a statement.
The RT team is continuing with its work on the 5th floor of the building where Maan sits.