AFP Calls Apparent Hamas Naval Site a Gaza ‘Tourist Resort’

Agence France Presse photo captions today misidentify what Israel said is a training facility for Hamas’ naval commando unit as a “tourist resort.” The captions maintain that a “damaged swimming pool at a tourist resort” in the Gaza Strip’s Khan Yunis was hit in an Israeli airstrike.

 

A picture taken on August 9, 2018 shows a damaged swimming pool at a tourist resort in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, after it was hit earlier by an Israeli air strike. Said KHATIB / AFP

 

A picture taken on August 9, 2018 shows a damaged swimming pool at a tourist resort in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, after it was hit earlier by an Israeli air strike. Said KHATIB / AFP

Israeli army spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus confirmed to CAMERA that the pictured pool, targeted in an Israeli airstrike, is a training facility for Hamas’ commando unit. CAMERA called on AFP to either substantiate that Conricus is wrong and that the pool is indeed a tourist resort — for instance, what is it called, and what does it offer tourists besides a swimming pool with no landscaping — or to correct its captions. Stay tuned for an update.