B’TSELEM – RASHAD YASSIN

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THE B’TSELEM FALSE NARRATIVE:

(taken from the B’Tselem webpage)

Rashad a-Din ‘Abd a-Rahman Hussein Yasin

28 years old, resident of a-Nuseirat Camp, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 08 Jul 2014 in a-Nuseirat R.C, Deir al-Balah District, by a missile fired from an aircraft. Participated in hostilities member of the military wing of Hamas. Additional information: Killed while present with other operatives in a military branch on farmland in the refugee camp.

THE FALSE NARRATIVE

“Killed while present with other operatives in a military branch on farmland in the refugee camp.”

THE FACTUAL NARRATIVE:

IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSAM BRIGADES WEBSITE

“On the morning of July 8, 2014, al-Qasami mujahedeen Rashad al-Din went to Rabat during the day for fear of a Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip, according to the al-Qassam Brigades leadership.
Indeed, the mujahedeen arrived at the point of his military bond with another mujahedeen, sat and remembered Allah Almighty, then prayed two rak’ahs and read what was facilitated by the Holy Quran, and then sat watching the Zionist air traffic in the skies of the Gaza Strip through his military parade.
And moments!, until the Zionist air force was raided by two missiles on the same area, during which our martyrs, the mujahedeen Rashad al-Din Abdul Rahman Yassin ,”Abu al-Ezz”, a martyr for the sake of God.”

“Al-Mujahid al-Qasami underwent military training and theoretical lectures to qualify him for military action, which helped her fight in the Battle of Al-Furqan (2008 war), and then Mujahid Rashad moved to work in one of the battalions’ military specialties, the Air Defense Unit.
Rashad al-Din received many military courses, specializing in air defense ….”

SUMMARY

Rashad a-Din ‘Abd a-Rahman Hussein Yasin was not WITH OTHER OPERATIVES when killed. He was with one other “mujahedeen” when he arrived at his “military bond”.

He was not simply killed while PRESENT. As a result of the al-Qassam Brigades courses he received, he specialized in “air defense”. He was not present when he was killed. He was observing IAF traffic in the skies over the a-Nuseirat Camp, he was specifically targeted with two missiles and killed.

“KILLED ON FARMLAND” is one of the most common tropes found in the B’Tselem databases.

B’TSELEM’S USE OF THE TROPE

DEFINITION

A trope is a theme or plot element used many times, it creates recurrent images that influence an audience’s senses helping a writer achieve a desired effect. The meaning of the text is not literal, it is figurative.

B’TSELEM’S USE OF THE TROPE, “KILLED ON FARMLAND”

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“Killed on farmland” or some version of it, is a common trope used by the B’Tselem databases, it is literally not true. It is a figurative theme or plot element used many times throughout their databases. The metaphorical use of this expression achieves the following effect: It adds the element of victimization to the narrative, it implies that the Palestinian terror operative was not engaged in hostilities when he died, he was just simply present on farmland and he was killed.

The B’Tselem trope creates an image of a peaceful pastoral setting, no hostilities, no combat and more significantly, no reference to the targeting of the terror operative or why he was specifically targeted. The narrative merely contains a figurative expression to account for the death of the Palestinian combatant. The trope does what it is suppose to do, achieve a desired effect and influence the reader’s senses.

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“Killed on farmland” or some version of it, is a trope commonly used by the B’Tselem database, in most instances it is literally not true, it is a figurative theme or plot element used many times throughout their databases. The figurative use of this expression achieves the following effect: It adds the element of victimization to the narrative, that Palestinians, terror operative and civilian alike, are victims of Israeli aggression and systemic human rights abuses. By stating that the terror operative combatant was killed on farmland, B’Tselem creates an image of a Palestinian who was a victim, a victim of an invasion, an invasion of his land that he is defending, a victim of Israeli occupation, a victim of human rights abuses. Nothing in the narrative reveals what the terrorist was literally doing when he was targeted, nothing about why he was targeted, a figurative expression is all that B’Tselem uses to describe the death of the Palestinian terrorist. The trope does what it is suppose to do, achieve a desired effect and influence the reader’s senses.

As stated above, the B’Tselem databases represent terror operative combatants as victims, “Killed while present with other operatives in a military branch on farmland in the refugee camp.” B’Tselem has made terrorists the victims. The United States Department of Justice recently closed down a Hamas fundraising scheme and will redirect their assets to victims of terrorism, victims of Hamas terrorism. The event documented below occurred in August 2020:

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VICTIMIZATION

As previously stated, the B’Tselem databases create the illusion that Palestinian combatants killed by the Israeli security apparatus are victims, victims of an “occupier“. The Ahmed Rehan narrative is an example of this misinformation.

Rehan, B’Tselem alleges, was killed on farmland, no explanation of why he was killed. By using this trope that conjures up a peaceful pastoral setting, B’Tselem conceals why Rehan died, what he was doing when he died, and it creates the illusion that this terror operative combatant was a victim in this incident.

The B’Tselem narrative above is patently false. Rehan WAS NOT killed on farmland. He was killed in a house where he was participating in an ambush, an advanced combat position established to ambush Israeli troops. The ambush site, the house, was targeted and Rehan was killed.

The trope, killed on farmland, conceals how Rehan died, where he actually was when killed and what he was doing when he was targeted. The false narrative, in effect, has defined Rehan as the victim.

Ahmed Rehan, the terror operative combatant, re-imagined by B’Tselem as the victim.

While the B’Tselem databases have re-imagined Palestinian terror operative combatants as victims, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified who the truthful victims were, they closed down a Hamas fundraising scheme and will redirect the Hamas assets to the factual victims, the victims of their terrorism. The event documented below occurred in August 2020:

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SEIZURE

The original Humanize Palestine website memorialized Hamas and al-Qassam Brigades terror operatives, and B’Tselem represented them as victims, Rashad a-Din ‘Abd a-Rahman Hussein Yasin is one example.

Now the real victims have been identified. The U.S. Department of Justice has seized al-Qassam Brigades assets, funds and websites, used to finance their terror campaigns. The monies will be directed to the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund.

To read about the United States’ largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism context, click HERE.

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