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 3 August 2015]|
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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.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Military Officials|