Thanks to a tipster who sent us a link to a Facebook post from Saed Abdallah, a partner at EY Palestinian Authority:
The missile strike on the 12-story al-Jalaa building in Gaza City was carried out by Israel because it claimed the building was also used by the Islamist militant group Hamas. The building, which held offices for the Associated Press and Al-Jazeera, as well as other business offices and apartments, fortunately was evacuated prior to the air strike.
Bishr Baker, EY Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets leader, also confirmed that EY had an office in al-Jalaa tower:
— Bishr Baker بشر بكر (@BishrB) May 15, 2021
The Twitter account EY Muslim Community said, “We join the United Nation’s call to cease all violence in the area and pray for freedom for oppressed communities globally.”
Deeply saddened to hear that EY offices in #Gaza have been destroyed by Israeli airstrikes yday. This was the same building as @AJEnglish, @AP and other organisations. We join the UN's call to cease all violence in the area and pray for freedom for oppressed communities globally.
— EY Muslim Community (@EYMC_UK) May 16, 2021