B’TSELEM – ZIADA FAMILY

بتسيلم – عائلة زيادة

בצלם – משפחת זאדה

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THE B’TSELEM FALSE NARRATIVE:

(taken from the B’Tselem webpage)

‘Omar Sha’ban Hassan Ziyadah

31 years old, resident of al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 20 Jul 2014 in al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, by gunfire from an aircraft. Participated in hostilities member of the military wing of Hamas. Additional information: Killed along with six members of his family and another person when their house collapsed on them.

Jamil Sha’ban Hassan Ziyadah

52 years old, resident of al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 20 Jul 2014 in al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, by gunfire from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Killed along with six members of his family and another person when their house collapsed on them.

Sha’ban Jamil Sha’ban Ziyadah

12 years old, resident of al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 20 Jul 2014 in al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, by gunfire from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Killed along with six members of his family and another person when their house collapsed on them.

Yusef Sha’ban Hassan Ziyadah

43 years old, resident of al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 20 Jul 2014 in al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, by gunfire from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Killed along with six members of his family and another person when their house collapsed on them.

Muhammad Mahmoud Salim al-Maqadmeh

29 years old, resident of al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 20 Jul 2014 in al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, by gunfire from an aircraft. Participated in hostilities member of the military wing of Hamas. Additional information: Killed in the home of the Ziyadah family when the house collapsed on the people who were inside. Six members of the Ziyadeh family were also killed in the attack.

THE FALSE NARRATIVE

“Killed … when their house collapsed on them.”

“Killed along with … another person ….”

Did not participate in hostilities.”

THE FACTUAL NARRATIVE:

“… HOUSE COLLAPSED ON THEM …”

IDF MILITARY ADVOCATE GENERAL

“… on 20 July 2014, the IDF carried out an aerial strike on a structure that was being used as an active command and control center by the Hamas terror organization. The attack aimed to neutralize both the command and control center and the military operatives who were manning it, and who, according to information received in real-time, were involved in terror activity which threatened IDF forces operating in the area. It was further indicated, that the structure was also utilized by the military operative Mohammed Muqadama, a senior figure in Hamas’ military observation force.”

IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSAM BRIGADES WEBSITE

” … martyred after his house and family were targeted by a missile from a warplane ….”

SUMMARY

The Ziada family was not killed by a house collapse. They were terror combatants targeted and killed by a missile. Their house was an Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades command and control center and was being used to gather military intelligence for the terror organization.

“…KILLED WITH ANOTHER PERSON…”

IDF MILITARY ADVOCATE GENERAL

“It was further indicated, that the structure was also utilized by the military operative Mohammed Muqadama, a senior figure in Hamas’ military observation force.”

“Findings indicated that among the casualties were three military operatives in the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organizations, who were members of the Ziyadeh family, as well as the senior military operative mentioned above, Mohammed Muqadama.”

IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSAM BRIGADES WEBSITE

” …  our martyr Muhammad assumed the responsibility of the monitoring and reconnaissance apparatus in the Bureij Battalion, so he was the one who supplied the leadership with all the information and developments on the borders first-hand ….”

SUMMARY

Another person: The other person was Mohammed Muqadama:

He was a senior al-Qassam Brigades terror operative in Hamas’ military observation force who supplied the terror organization with current information and developments on the border, military intelligence.

“…DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN HOSTILITIES…”

The terror organization logos appearing in the two photographs above clearly demonstrate the family’s involvement with the Hamas and the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the MILITARY wing of Hamas.

IDF MILITARY ADVOCATE GENERAL

” … an aerial strike on a structure that was being used as an active command and control center by the Hamas terror organization. The attack aimed to neutralize both the command and control center and the military operatives who were manning it, and who, according to information received in real-time, were involved in terror activity which threatened IDF forces operating in the area….”

“Findings indicated that among the casualties were three military operatives in the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organizations, who were members of the Ziyadeh family ….”

SUMMARY

While B’Tselem did state that Omar participated in hostilities as a member of the Hamas military wing, it stated that Jameel and Yousef did not participate in hostilites. THIS IS FALSE. There were three members of the Zaida family who were military operatives, there was Omar, AND Jameel and Yousef. The photographs above document this fact.

VICTIMIZATION

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

Omar, Jamil, and Yusef Ziada, B’Tselem alleges, were killed in a building collapse. The narrative implies that their deaths were unrelated to combat, the structure simply collapsed on them most likely after it was attacked with a bomb or missile that resulted in its destruction and the inhabitants’ death.

The B’Tselem narrative is patently false. The Ziada family didn’t die as a result of a building collapse. They died when a targeted kinetic weapon struck the building, causing an explosion that killed the inhabitants and destroyed the structure, a structure that was being used as a command and control center by Hamas and PIJ terror operative combatants, three of whom were Ziada family members. They all died in an explosion.

Omar Ziada, Jamil Ziada, Yousef Ziada and Muhammad Mahmoud Salim al-Maqadmeh, were Hamas terror operatives manning a military facility during combat. Maqadmeh WAS NOTanother person“, he was a Hamas terror operative combatant. The IDF targeted and destroyed the command center and killed the terror operatives who were present. B’Tselem would have the reader believe that the Ziadas and Maqadmeh, “another person“, were victims, victims of a building collapse.

Jamil Sha’ban Hassan Ziyadah, Yusef Sha’ban Hassan Ziyadah, ‘Omar Sha’ban Hassan Ziyadah, Muhammad Mahmoud Salim al-Maqadmeh, terror operative combatants, re-imagined by B’Tselem as victims.

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:

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, the Ziadas and Maqadmeh are examples of this obfuscation.

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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