ABU AITA FAMILY / عائلة أبو عيتا

محمد ابراهيم ابو عيطة

احمد ابراهيم عبدالله ابو عيطة

THE ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE NARRATIVE:

Memorializing Palestinian Terrorists

IN MEMORY: ABU AITA FAMILY

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On Thursday July 24, 2014, Israeli artillery shells smashed into a house in Jabaliya in northern Gaza Strip, killing five members of the Abu Aita family, including two elderly and a child. Ten others were injured during the attack.

Those killed were:

  1. Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Aita, 67 years old
  2. Jamilah Salim Abu Aita, 55 years old
  3. Mohammed Ibrahim Abu Aita, 34 years old
  4. Ahmad Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Aita, 31 years old
  5. Adham Ahmad Abu Aita, 4 years old
Pictured:  Jamila Abu Aita, 55 years old and Ibrahim Abu Aita, 67 years old
Pictured: Ibrahim and Jamila Abu Aita
Pictured: Mohammad (left), Ahmad (top right), and Adham Aita (bottom right)
Pictured: Adham Aita, 4 years old

Iman Ibrahim Abu Aita is a Columbia college student in America.  She learned the news of the killings of her parents, her two brothers, and nephew.

Soon after receiving the news about her family, Abu Aita called a colleague, Fatima Alshantti. “She said no one was picking up the phone (at her home in Gaza), and she knew something was wrong,” said Alshantti.

Alshantti knew Abu Aita for three years and knew some members of her family. She recalled Iman’s mother Jamila Abu Aita as being “really nice” and one of the brothers as “wonderful and brilliant.”

Source: IMEMC, Mohammed Albez, The State

2 THOUGHTS ON “IN MEMORY: ABU AITA FAMILY”

  1. JANE ROSSITER-SMITH August 3, 2014 at 2:49 am REPLYAbu Atai, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful family, massacred.
    We will fight on for Palestine in their memory.
    Sincere condolences to you, your family and friends.
    JaneLike
  2. SKYWALKERSTORYTELLER August 4, 2014 at 8:12 am REPLYMay they rest in peace. Om mani padme hum

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THE FACTUALLY CORRECT NARRATIVE:

Identifying Palestinian Terrorists

MILITARY STRIKE ON HAMAS WEAPONS CACHE: ABU AITA FAMILY

UNKNOWN TERROR ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION: MOHAMMED IBRAHIM ABU AITA

UNKNOWN TERROR ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION: AHMAD IBRAHIM ABDULLAH ABU AITA

THE INCIDENT

MILITARY ADVOCATE GENERAL

The Military Advocate General (MAG Corps’) (Hebrew: הפרקליטות הצבאית‎, HaParklitut HaTzva’it) is responsible for implementing the rule of law within the Israel Defense Forces. The unit’s objectives include integrating the rule of law amongst IDF commanders and soldiers;⁸ providing commanders with the tools for the effective performance of their missions in accordance with the law; and working with the IDF achieve its goals on all legal fronts. The MAG Corps’, most noteworthly, has the ability to provide legal advice in emergencies and during warfare.[1]

For more about the MAG Corps, click HERE (Use Back Arrow to Return)

FFA MECHANISM

A General Staff Mechanism for Fact-Finding Assessments (the ‘FFA Mechanism’) examines Exceptional Incidents that occurred during Operation ‘Protective Edge’. The FFA Mechanism, headed by a Major General, was activated soon after the commencement of Operation ‘Protective Edge’, in the midst of the ongoing hostilities.

To read more about the FFA Mechanism, click HERE (Use Back Arrow to Return)

Allegation Concerning the Deaths of Members of the Abu Itta Family in Tel Al-Za’atar (24 July 2014)

In media reports, as well as complaints received by the MAG Corps from NGOs, it was alleged that on 24 July 2014, as a result of an air strike on the house of the Al-Ajrami family in Tel Al-Za’atar, five members of the Abu Itta family who were in an adjoining building were killed. Subsequently, and in accordance with the MAG’s investigation policy, the incident was referred to the FFA Mechanism for examination.

According to the factual findings collated by the FFA Mechanism and presented to the MAG, at the time in question, a weapons cache was struck that was located in the house of a senior military operative in Hamas, Ahmad Al-Ajrami. Prior to the strike on the cache, the IDF issued a number of detailed warnings over the telephone, wherein the residents of the building in which the weapons cache was located, and the residents of a number of surrounding buildings that were expected to be damaged as a result of the strike, were asked to vacate the premises. Additionally, a warning strike was executed on the roof of the building in which the weapons cache was located, as well as on the roof of the adjoining building which was expected to be significantly impacted as a result of the strike, as part of the “knock on the roof” procedure. During this time, many people were seen leaving these buildings. The strike was carried out after it was assessed that it was possible to conclude that civilians were not expected to be harmed in the building targeted and the adjoining buildings, as a result of the strike.

After the event, it appears that as a result of the strike, five civilians, members of the Abu Itta family, were killed, and others were injured. It was not fully determined whether those deceased had been present in an adjoining building whose evacuation was specifically asked for, or whether they were in another adjoining building that had been damaged more significantly than had been expected.

After reviewing the factual findings and the material collated by the FFA Mechanism, the MAG found that the targeting process in question accorded with Israeli domestic law and international law requirements. The decision to strike was taken by the competent authorities, and was aimed at a military objective – a weapons cache. The strike complied with the principle of proportionality, as at the time the decision was taken, it was considered that the collateral damage expected from the strike would not be excessive in relation to the military advantage anticipated from it, and it appears that this estimation was not unreasonable under the circumstances. Moreover, the strike was carried out while undertaking a series of precautionary measures which aimed to minimize civilian harm. Inter alia, a specific warning was provided to the residents of the buildings which were expected to be impacted as a result of the strike, and ongoing visual surveillance of the event was used to confirm their evacuation.

In light of these findings, the MAG did not find that the actions of IDF forces raised grounds for a reasonable suspicion of criminal misconduct. As a result, the MAG ordered the case to be closed, without opening a criminal investigation or ordering further action against those involved in the incident.

B’TSELEM HUMAN RIGHTS NGO

Bombing of vacant building in Jabalya R.C.; it collapsed on home of Abu ‘Aytah home, killing five members of the family, 24 July 2014

28 January 2015

The parents: Jamileh and Ibrahim Abu ‘Aytah, 55. Photo courtesy of the family

The Abu ‘Aytah family lived in a three-story building. Ibrahim and Jamileh Abu ‘Aytah lived on the first floor with four of their children. Their three married sons lived with their families on the ground and second floors. A total of 20 people lived in the house.

Mahmoud Abu ‘Aytah, 30, who lived on the ground floor, told B’Tselem’s researcher that the family had been living in that house for 15 years. He said the area where the house was located had been relatively quiet and that the family had managed to lead an almost normal life during the fighting, including shopping at the market. He said they had even invited a relative who lives near Gaza’s eastern border, in an area that was exposed to artillery fire, to take refuge in their house. Mahmoud described what happened before the house was hit:

At around 1:30 A.M., we heard a very loud, very close, explosion. My brother Ahmad, his wife and his children came down to my apartment because the ground floor is safer. Then my parents, my brother Isma’il and my brother Muhammad and his family came downstairs too. We sat on mattresses and on the couches, and the children were playing by our side. Then we heard the sound of one missile, which sounded like a warning missile shot from a drone. We wanted to go outside to see which house had been warned, but my father refused and wouldn’t let us go. So we sat back down.

Less than two minutes later, I suddenly couldn’t feel anything. I woke up the next day and saw I was at a-Shifaa Hospital. I was in pain. The doctors told me a house close to ours had been bombed and that I and the rest of my family were injured to various degrees. I saw my brother Isma’il, and he told me my wife was in the ICU.

COMMENT

The B’Tselem statement that a vacant building was bombed is PATENTLY FALSE. The building that was destroyed was a Hamas weapons cache, it was a military target, it was not vacant.

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On July 24, 2014, during the Gaza War, the IDF struck a Hamas weapons cache. As a result of that airstrike on the house of the al-Ajrami family, five members of the Abu Aita family, in an adjoining building, were killed.

Ahmad al-Ajrami was a senior military operative in Hamas. Prior to the strike on the Hamas al-Ajrami weapons cache, the “knock-on-the-roof” procedure was employed, not only on the al-Ajrami house, but on the roof of the adjoining building as well. As a result of this warning, people were observed leaving these buildings and it was concluded that civilians were not expected to be harmed.

A surviving member of the Abu Aita family described what had happened in his house. He stated that the family heard the sound of a missile hitting a roof, what sounded like a warning missile shot from a drone. The family wanted to go outside but the head of the household refused to let family members leave the house. Less than two minutes later, the house collapsed on top of them, killing five.

PATENTLY FALSE NARRATIVE, ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE WEBSITE

ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE WEBSITE

“On Thursday July 24, 2014, Israeli artillery shells smashed into a house in Jabaliya in northern Gaza Strip, killing five members of the Abu Aita family, ….”

THE FACTS

Artillery shells DID NOT smash into the Abu Aita family house. After residents had been warned by the “knock on the roof” procedure, where a warning missile is exploded on the roof of a targeted building, a Hamas weapons cache was struck by missiles fired from an aircraft. The building adjacent to the Abu Aita house which contained the weapons cache was completely destroyed which in turn caused the collapse of the Abu Aita house.

The Abu Aita family heard the sound of the warning missile, wanted to vacate, but the father refused to let them leave the house.

UNIDENTIFIED ABU AITA FAMILY MEMBERS

MEIR AMIT INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER

Meir Amit identifies individuals killed in the 2014 Gaza war as “UNIDENTIFIED” when it was not possible to determine with certainty whether they were terrorist operatives, affiliated with terrorist organizations, or non-involved civilians. Ahmad Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Aita and Mohammad Ibrahim Abu Aita were both “unidentified”.

There is new information available now to correctly identify Ahmad Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Aita as a terrorist operative. Two of his children are receiving US dollars, goods and services from a Qatari charity that covertly rewards the families of terror operatives.

QATARI COVERT FUNDING OF GAZA TERROR ORGANIZATIONS

THE HEARING AND SIGHT FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY REHABILITATION

مؤسسة السمع والبصر للتنمية والتأهيل المجتمعي

The Hearing and Sight Foundation for Development and Community Rehabilitation is a Qatari NGO charity. It states that its charitable projects in Gaza support the needy, the poor, widows and orphans, especially the parents of cochlear-planted children, many of whom can not afford rehabilitation fees, transportation and other expenses. This is not completely true and misrepresents what the charity presently does in Gaza.

The charity covertly supports and rewards the families of martyred Palestinian terror operatives, affiliates and combatants. Two of Ahmad Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Aita‘s children are being supported by the Qatari charity. This strongly suggests that Abu Aita was in fact a terror operative. By falsely claiming that the charity supports the needy, poor, widows and orphans, the parents of cochlear-planted children, they are concealing their true mission. Receiving aid is not dependent on being poor, needy, a widow or an orphan, the predicate for receiving aid is the family’s affiliation with a Gaza terror organization. The charity supports and rewards the children, widows and orphans of dead Palestinian terror operatives.

Islamic law does not allow adoption, taking someone else’s child as your own. The closest thing to adoption that is is allowed is legal foster care known as “kafala” (كَفَالَة). Kafala is the Islamic legal institution analogous to guardianship and it is used instead of adoption. The Qatari charity is the legal guardian of the 239 children who appeared on their website’s kafala photo gallery, the sons and daughters of martyred Gaza terror operatives. The photo gallery consisted of twenty pages, twelve children per page, eleven on Page 20.

The charity’s website and kafala photo gallery were removed from the internet. Before this happened, most of the website and the twenty pages of photographs were archived. Below, a partial screen grab of one of the archived kafala pages:

The photographs below, the son and daughter of Ahmad Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Aita, appeared on Page 3 of the charity’s kafala photo gallery, http://www.alsam3.net/kafala/page/3/:

أيمن أحمد أبو عيطة
Ayman Ahmed Abu Eita

نور أحمد أبو عيطة
Nour Ahmed Abu Eita

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AHMAD IBRAHIM ABDULLAH ABU AITA IS ONE OF 18 MARTYRED TERROR OPERATIVES ON THIS WEBSITE WHOSE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE RECEIVING U.S. DOLLARS, GOODS AND SERVICES FROM THE QATARI CHARITY

To view a list of the 18 terror operatives and a link to their webpage, click HERE.

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