بتسيلم – نضال أحمد عيسى أبو العسال
בצלם – נידאל אחמד עיסא אבו אל-עסל
THE B’TSELEM FALSE NARRATIVE:
(taken from the B’Tselem webpage)
Nidal Ahmad ‘Issa Abu al-‘Asal
26 years old, resident of Rafah, killed on 25 Jul 2014 in Rafah, by gunfire from an aircraft. Participated in hostilities member of the military wing of the Islamic Jihad. Additional information: Killed in the yard of his home.
THE FALSE NARRATIVE
“Killed in the yard of his home”
THE FACTUAL NARRATIVE:
PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD, AL-QUDS BRIGADES WEBSITE
The Martyrdom of the knight
On 26/7/2014, our martyr Nidal Abu al-Asal was on a date with an unorchestrated martyrdom while firing a number of mortar shells towards the advanced Zionist forces east of Rafah city, where he was targeted by the Zionist hatred planes with a number of rockets to rise a martyr after he spent a jihadist life honorable on the holiest The Bekaa, represented by the clearest of jihad, is smiling with the human poplar. May God have mercy on you, Nidal, I have lived a hero, died a martyr, and gathered us with the permission of God in the stability of his mercy.
Nidal Abu al-Asal may have or may not have been “killed in the yard of his home” but he was killed while firing mortar shells at Israeli troops. If the B’Tselem narrative is truthful, that al-Astal was killed in his home’s yard, missing from their story is the fact that he was firing mortar rounds from the yard of his home.
Read Nidal Abu al-Astal’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 Nidal Abu al-Asal narrative is an example of this misinformation.
Al-Asal, B’Tselem alleges, was killed in the yard of his home, no explanation of why he was killed. This narrative, either intentionally or unintentionally is missing one very important material fact. When al-Asal was killed he was firing mortar shells at advancing Israeli troops.
If the omission was intentional, the narrative is fraudulent, if unintentional, the narrative is false. Either way, a statement that contains a half truth or effectively conceals a material fact, like the B’Tselem al-Astal narrative, is either a false statement or a fraudulent statement. The B’Tselem narrative, at the very least, is therefore a patently false statement.
The B’Tselem al-Astal narrative, false or fraudulent, creates an issue of moral legitimacy, that Israel does not adhere to conventionally accepted standards of conduct. B’Tselem alleges that al-Astal was simply killed in the yard of his home and implies that he was not engaged in combat, that he was attacked in his home because Israel bombs the homes of Palestinians, a war crime. This narrative, that al-Astal was killed in his home’s back yard, implies that he was a victim.
Nidal Abu al-Astal, the terror operative combatant, re-imagined by B’Tselem as the victim