Voice of Palestine
September 22, 2002, in Ramallah, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory
According to Palestinian sources, Tillawi was both covering and participating in Palestinian demonstrations that had erupted there in protest of the Israeli army's siege of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's headquarters. Journalists and VOP officials said that Tillawi was equipped with a tape recorder and a jacket marked "press."
An Israel Defense Forces spokesperson was quoted as saying at the time that Tillawi was among the rioters and was not distinguishable as a reporter.
Job: Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered: Human Rights
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials