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Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Confirmed: Ilan Roeh

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2000
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Israel Radio
February 28, 1999, in southern Lebanon, Lebanon

Roeh, 32, a reporter with Israel Radio, was killed along with three Israeli military personnel when a roadside bomb exploded in Israeli-occupied southern Lebanon. Roeh, a veteran correspondent who had covered southern Lebanon for five years, was traveling in a military convoy on a road between the Lebanese villages of Kawkaba and Hasbaya about four miles north of the Israeli border when the bomb went off, destroying the armored Mercedes in which he was riding. The Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the attack. Among the dead were Brig. Gen. Erez Gerstein, the highest-ranking Israeli officer killed in Lebanon since 1982.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:War
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group


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