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.