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U.S. tells Israel to ensure safety of journalists after Gaza strike

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WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Saturday that the United States had told Israel to ensure the "safety and security of journalists" after the Israeli military destroyed a Gaza tower block housing media offices.

"We have communicated directly to the israelis that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a paramount responsibility," Psaki wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Nandita Bose; Editing by David Clarke

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