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Journalists Killed in 2001 - Motive Confirmed: Muhammad al-Bishawi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2002
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2001 - Motive Confirmed: Muhammad al-Bishawi, January 2002, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e649569c.html [accessed 17 April 2014]
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Najah Press Office, IslamOnline
July 31, 2001, in Nablus, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Al-Bishawi, a reporter for the Nablus-based Palestinian news service Najah Press Office and for IslamOnline.net, an Internet news service based in Qatar, was killed in an Israeli missile attack that had targeted Hamas leader Jamal Mansour. Israel had accused Mansour of masterminding several suicide bombings.

Various sources, including al-Bishawi's Cairo-based editor, reported that at the time of the attack, al-Bishawi was in the Palestinian Center for Studies and Media, a Hamas information office, to interview Mansour for an article he was writing for IslamOnline.

Al-Bishawi covered many topics for IslamOnline, ranging from Palestinian weddings to suicide bombers.

Medium:Print, Internet
Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials

 

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