Journalists Killed in 2000 - Motive Unconfirmed: Aziz Al-Tineh
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2001|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2000 - Motive Unconfirmed: Aziz Al-Tineh, January 2001, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64955323.html [accessed 24 April 2014]|
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October 28, 2000, in Bethlehem, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory
On or about October 18, Al-Tineh, a reporter with the official Palestinian National Authority (PNA) news agency WAFA, was seriously wounded in an explosion at a PNA security post in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The source of the explosion was unclear, but CPJ sources said it was an accidental blast and not the result of a hostile act, such as shelling.
On October 28, Al-Tineh died from his injuries at a hospital in Amman, Jordan.
Some journalists reported that Al-Tineh was on assignment when he was wounded. A number of CPJ sources, however, said the journalist had been paying a social visit to his brother, who apparently worked at the security post, when the explosion occurred.