This website is still under construction. In addition to bringing existing webpages up to date based on the most current content found on English, Hebrew and Arabic websites, additional modules will soon be added:
The University of Hawaii@Manoa: The University of Hawaii – Hamas – original Humanize Palestine nexus.
The West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute, Amman, Jordan: False narratives shared with the original Humanize Palestine website.
THE ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE WEBSITE, HUMANIZEPALESTINE.COM
The ORIGINAL Humanize Palestine website had a Hamas provenance. In addition, it memorialized deceased terror operatives, and their family members. It falsely represented many terror operative combatants as civilian casualties of war by concealing their terror organization affiliation. It then exaggerated the number of incidents involving the deaths of terror operatives by presenting false narratives relating to their deaths .
The original Humanize Palestine website presented false narratives for West Bank terrorists, concealing terror organization affiliations in some cases and in others, concealing and misrepresenting details of the incident that resulted in their deaths.
There were twenty-five civilian casualties of war that appeared on the website, innocent civilians who were tragically killed during the 2014 Gaza War. Many of these narratives were lacking candor to make it appear as if war crimes were responsible for their deaths.
And then there were some individuals whose deaths were totally unrelated to the 2014 Gaza war or the violent confrontations in the West Bank. As examples, two individuals died in a ship sinking and several were killed in an EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) accident.
There were several individuals who were killed by Israeli aircraft, utilizing precision weapons, in a targeted military strike on a residence. Some of these individuals were affiliated with Palestinian terror organizations and some had no known affiliation, the motive behind the targeting, unknown.
The original Humanize Palestine website echoed the Hamas narrative. It falsely alleged that the vast majority of casualties in the 2014 Gaza War were civilian, women, children, families, not terror operative combatants and their family members. It did this by falsely representing terror operatives as civilian non-combatants.
This website, humanizepalestine.net, exposes the fabrications, the false narratives of the original Humanize Palestine website. The meticulous research used to created this website, clearly documents the intent and purpose of the now defunct original Humanize Palestine website and its current rendition, humanizepalestine.wordpress.com .
THIS WEBSITE, HUMANIZEPALESTINE.NET
HumanizePalestine.net, is a reproduction of the original Humanize Palestine website which allegedly was created by two UCLA students in 2014. Their ABOUT statement reads as follows:
“Humanize Palestine attempts to honor the deceased as martyrs by bringing them back to life through their pictures, stories, art, and poetry. Humanize Palestine reminds us, that contrary to Western bias, a Palestinian life is no less valuable than the life of another, by giving the life the respect and dignity that it deserves. “
This website, HumanizePalestine.net, makes it quite clear, obvious, that the intent of the original Humanize Palestine website was not to bring back to life deceased Palestinians through their pictures and stories to give them the respect and dignity they deserve. This website suggests that the original Humanize Palestine website was created to bring back to life, deceased Palestinian terrorists and their families and by utilizing false narratives and misleading photographs, give them new identities, conceal their terror organization affiliations, and present them as victims.
There are 262 photographs of martyred Palestinians in the three picture galleries, 2013 (1), 2014 (236) and 2015 (25). After extensively researching their identities on Arabic and English websites, it was found that 169 out of 262 photographs in the three galleries were associated with Palestinian terrorism. Statistically, 64.5% were either affiliated with terror organizations or were unaffiliated terrorists. This is a list of their affiliations:
57 Hamas, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas
29 Palestinian Islamic Jihad
16 Fatah, al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the military wing of Fatah
6 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
2 Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine
15 Unaffiliated Terrorist
In addition, 35 photographs in the 2014 picture gallery were family members of terror combatants, operatives or affiliates. They were killed with their relative when he was targeted in the 2014 Gaza war. Their deaths were directly related to Palestinian terror organizations. Terror operatives frequently had family members present while engaged in hostilities. And high value terror operative targets frequently surrounded themselves with family members in residential settings.
Terror operative family members, statistically, accounted for 13.4% of martyred Palestinians in the three galleries or 14.8% in the 2014 gallery.
If family members are combined with actual terror operatives in the three galleries, statistically, it is revealed that 77.9% of fatalities presented on the website’s galleries were related to terror organizations and Palestinian terror operatives, combatants and affiliates.
The percentage related to terror operatives and organizations would be even higher if the following gallery photographs are included:
5 “Unidentified” (Not enough information to rule out a terror affiliation)
4 Exploited for terror activity
7 Victim of targeted military strike on residence – includes target and family members present, affiliations unknown
The martyred individuals in the three categories above account for 6% of fatalities on the website. Add them together with terror operatives and family members, the percentage becomes 83.9%.
There are several other factors responsible for the deaths of the Palestinians appearing in the website’s photo galleries. As an example, casualties of war, or innocent civilians killed, 25 in number, accounted for 9.5% of the three galleries. The rest of the casualties in the galleries represent an eclectic assortment of incidents unrelated to hostilities or terrorism such as motor vehicle accidents, a ship sinking, hypothermia and others. One individual killed was an Italian photojournalist who died in an EOD accident. Another Palestinian was murdered by Israeli terrorists. And there were two deaths that were hoaxes.
83.9% of the photographs in the three galleries, all related to Palestinian terrorism or their organizations, is an anomalous figure. It is much higher than other reporting sources. This would suggest that the creators of the original Humanize Palestine website had a biased selection process for choosing the photographs that appeared in the three galleries. Out of the two thousand plus Palestinians that died in the 2014 Gaza war and the 2015 Palestinian deaths in the West Bank, there were many Palestinians not associated with terrorism that could have been selected for the website’s galleries. The fact that they were not suggests that the website’s purpose was something more than honoring martyred Palestinians. And indeed it was.
The statistics suggest that the original Humanize Palestine website was created to function as a memorial for Palestinian terror combatants, terror operatives, terror affiliates, and their family members. The false chronicles and nuanced photographs are additional evidence of what the creators of the original Humanize Palestine website may have had in mind, “to honor the deceased as martyrs by bringing them back to life through their pictures, stories, art, and poetry”, bring them back to life as civilian casualties of war, memorialize them and celebrate their new identities that concealed their terror affiliations.
On each page of this website that is linked to a photograph of a terror operative in a gallery, there appear the memorials, the false narratives and the misleading photographs, all in plain sight.
The Gaza Interior Ministry controlled by Hamas, published guidelines for social networking activists in the Gaza Strip a few days after the start of the 2014 Gaza war. The guidelines stated that every Palestinian killed should be described as an “innocent civilian”. It also stated that the number of fatalities among women and children should be emphasized. This is what the original Humanize Palestine website attempted to do. It is therefore not surprising to discover that the original Humanize Palestine website had a Hamas provenance which is documented on this website.
The Hamas – Humanize Palestine nexus must be taken seriously. The original Humanize Palestine website was used in a university classroom to indoctrinate students. An academic who wrote an essay published in a prestigious journal, incorporated the website into her research paper, which resulted in an essay based on a false premise.
In a couple of cases the original Humanize Palestine website represented Hamas terror operatives as individuals fighting to defend their country. This was patently false. These terrorists in reality were preparing, they were about to engage in an an attack utilizing a tunnel that would have allowed them to attack a kibbutz in Israel and target civilians.
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Over the years, the original Humanize Palestine website’s domain registry changed several times. It started out as humanizePalestine.com which became humanizePalestine.wordpress.com , which became humanizePalestine.org and then the Humanize Palestine website was disabled. And as of 8/2020, it is back as humanizepalestine.wordpress.com. In 2017, after the chancellor of the University of Hawaii was informed that university content was linked to humanizepalestine.org which memorialized Palestinian terrorism, humanizepalestine.org was disabled.
THIS WEBSITE’S FORMAT
This websites format, HumanizePalestine.net, is an exact replica of the original Humanize Palestine website. Each photograph on the HumanizePalestine.net home page, the gallery, is an exact re-creation of the original website. Clicking on a photograph opens a webpage containing pictures and narratives relating to that individual. Each page (1) first presents the original Humanize Palestine narrative, exactly reproduced, followed by (2) the factually correct narrative based on data collected from Arabic, English and Hebrew websites. The facts speak for themselves.
A useful feature: By holding the cursor over a picture, a small box containing a word or two of text will appear, relating to that individual’s identity.