Mohamed Abu Halima

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Israel and the Palestinian Authority Territories

Israel and the Occupied Territories, including the Palestinian Authority Territories

With Iraq dominating media security concerns in the Middle East, journalists covering the region's other main flash point quietly faced a familiar array of hazards on the job. The occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip remained two of the most dangerous and unpredictable assignments for journalists in 2004, largely because of the conduct of Israeli troops. Although the situation was not as dire as in other years, like 2002, when fighting was at peak levels, Israel's army and security services continued to commit a range of abuses against working journalists, who faced the possibilities of gunfire, physical abuse, and arrest, in addition to sharp limits on their freedom of movement.
March 14, 2005 11:28 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

JOURNALIST KILLED IN WEST BANK

New York, March 23, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is saddened and alarmed by the death yesterday of Palestinian journalist Mohamed Abu Halima, who was killed outside the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

According to local Palestinian journalists, Abu Halima, who was a journalism student at Al-Najah University in Nablus and a correspondent for university-affiliated Al-Najah radio station, was killed yesterday morning at the entrance of the Balata refugee camp, outside the city of Nablus. Abu Halima, who also worked as a freelance photographer, was reporting on Israeli troop activity near the camp.
March 23, 2004 12:00 PM ET

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