بتسيلم – حازم أبو هلال
בצלם – חאזם אבו חילאל
THE B’TSELEM FALSE NARRATIVE:
(taken from the B’Tselem webpage)
Hazem ‘Abd al-Basset ‘Abd al-Fatah Abu Hilal
24 years old, resident of Rafah, killed on 03 Aug 2014 in a-Shaburah (R.C), Rafah District, by gunfire from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: A guard at an UNRWA school. Killed at the school together with nine other people. Two people who were passing by the school on a motorbike were also killed in the strike.
Ahmad Kamal ‘Abed a-Nahal
25 years old, resident of Rafah, killed on 03 Aug 2014 in a-Shaburah (R.C), Rafah District, by gunfire from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Killed together with another person when he was riding on a motorbike close to an UNRWA school. 10 people inside the school were also killed in the strike.
Isma’il Samir Suliman Shaluf
16 years old, resident of Rafah, killed on 03 Aug 2014 in a-Shaburah (R.C), Rafah District, by gunfire from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Killed together with another person when he was riding on a motorbike close to an UNRWA school. 10 people inside the school were also killed in the strike.
THE FALSE NARRATIVE
“… killed … by gunfire from an aircraft ….”
“Did not participate in hostilities”
“Killed at the school ….”
“Two people … on a motorbile ….”
THE FACTUAL NARRATIVE:
Military Advocate General (MAG Corps’)
It was further found, that on 3 August 2014, the IDF observed three people riding on a motorbike, who were identified, on the basis of up-to-date intelligence information, as military operatives. From the moment that the decision to strike the operatives was made, the IDF carried out aerial surveillance on the motorbike’s path, and surveyed a wide radius of the estimated continued route of the motorbike, in order to minimize the potential for harm to civilians on the route or in proximity thereto. The final destination of the military operatives was not known to the operational authorities. The strike on the military operatives was planned for execution by means of a precise munition, with a reduced explosive load, in a way that would allow for the strike’s objective to be achieved, whilst minimizing the potential for harm to civilians or passing vehicles.
The strike on the motorbike riders occurred immediately after the motorbike passed by the gate of the school. As mentioned above, it is alleged that as a result of the strike between seven and fifteen people in the vicinity of the school’s gate were killed (as indicated above, the number of fatalities varies from report to report). According to the findings of the FFA Mechanism, three military operatives were among the fatalities.
●Three people were on the motorbike, NOT two.
●They were NOT killed by gunfire -they were killed by a “precise munition with a reduced explosive load”.
●All three individuals killed were military operatives, combatants.
The Screen Grabs below, #1 thru #4, were taken from a Guardian video. Screen Grab #5 was taken from a YouTube video.
SCREEN GRAB #1
Screen Grab #1 shows the gate to the UNRWA school. Also seen are blood stains on the ground, outside, in front of the gate, that demonstrate the wounding or killing of individuals in the street, outside the school grounds.
SCREEN GRAB #2
Screen Grab #2 depicts the relative locations of the School Gate and the Electric Tower – the direction of motor vehicle traffic passing by the gate is also shown.
SCREEN GRAB #3
Screen Grab #3 reveals the relative locations of the School Gate, the Electric Tower and a Grate that is located in the pavement.
SCREEN GRAB #4
Screen Grab #4 shows Hazem Abu Hilal’s body lying by the Grate – also shown is the Electric Tower and the location of the UNRWA School Gate. This photo demonstrates that Hilal’s body is not on school grounds but outside the school gate lying on the pavement.
SCREEN GRAB #5
Screen Grab #5, taken from a YouTube video, shows Hilal’s body lying inside the school grounds. It obviously was transported there after he had been killed outside, in front of the school gate.
Hilal WAS NOT killed at the school, inside the school, with 9 other people. He was killed outside the school, in the street, near the school’s gate.
HAZEM ABU HILAL’S AFFILIATION
The poster above identifies Hazem Abu Hilal’s affiliation, The Fatah Youth Movement, Shabiba. This is the Fatah Youth Movement:
Fatah Youth activist sports dummy explosive belt at Fatah Day parade in Bir Zeit (Facebook.com/shabeba.bzu, January 3, 2018).
Shabiba, Birzeit Unversity 1/25/17
“From the sea of blood of the Martyrs we will create a state”- Fatah Student Movement
Fatah message to its students: Israel will be erased and become “Palestine” and it will be accomplished through violence and terror.
HAZEM ABU HILAL’S FACEBOOK PAGE
THE HEARING AND SIGHT FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY REHABILITATION
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. 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.
The photograph below, the son of Hazem Abdel-Baset Abu Hilal, and his widow, appeared in the charity’s kafala photo gallery. Note, the Qatari charity rewards the families of terror operatives with US dollars:
لك حازم عبد الباسط ابو هلال
Malik Hazem Abdul Basit Abu Hilal
Hazem Abu Hilal, contrary to the B’Tselem narrative, DID participate in hostilities. He was affiliated with the Fatah Youth Movement, Shabiba, “From the sea of blood of the martyrs we will create a state.” He was targeted and killed outside the UNRWA school grounds, in the street, close to the school’s gate.
Hazem Abu Hilal was one of three military operatives on a motorbike that was targeted and hit by a “precice munition, with a reduced explosive load.” After the strike, his body can be seen lying in the street before it was removed and relocated in the school’s yard for propaganda purposes. Again, all three riders on the motorbike, contrary to the B’Tselem narrative were military operatives and killed.
About a year after Hilal’s death, his widow and infant son can be seen receiving monies from a Qatari charity that rewards family members of Palestinian terror operatives. This corroborates who Hazem Abu Hilal truthfully was and why he was targeted. All the evidence presented on this webpage clearly demonstrates that the entire B’Tselem narrative is patently false. And there is a reason for this, the B’Tselem narrative was written to make Hilal’s death appear to be the result of an alleged war crime, attacking and killing innocent civilians in a school. Indirectly, B’Tselem is stating that Hilal was a victim, a victim of an Israeli atrocity.
Read Hazem Abu Hilal’s complete narrative by clicking HERE
The B’Tselem databases create the illusion that Palestinian combatants killed by the Israeli security apparatus are victims, victims of an “occupier“. The Hazem Abu Hilal narrative is an example of this misinformation.
Hilal, B’Tselem alleges, was killed inside an UNRWA school by gunfire from an aircraft, and that he did not participate in hostilities. None of this is true.
The B’Tselem narrative above is patently false. Hilal WAS NOT killed in a school. He was killed in the street in close proximity to the school’s gate. He was one of three terror operatives on a motorbike that was targeted, not by gunfire from an aircraft, but by a “precise munition“, a small missile with a reduced explosive load designed to minimize any harm to civilians or passing vehicles.
The B’Tselem narrative creates an issue of moral legitimacy, that Israel does not adhere to conventionally accepted standards of conduct. The B’Tselem narrative tells the story of a Palestinian who did not participate in hostilities and was killed inside an UNRWA school along with 9 other innocent civilians. In addition to suggesting that a war crime was involved, the narrative is also successful in labeling Hazem Abu Hilal a victim, a victim of Israeli misconduct:
Hazem Abu Hilal, the terror operative combatant, re-imagined by B’Tselem as the victim.