AHMAD KAMAL AL-NAHHAL / أحمد كمال النهحل

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AHMAD KAMAL AL-NAHHAL, ONE OF 16 AL-AQSA MARTYRS’ BRIGADES TERROR OPERATIVES ON THE ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE WEBSITE

The original Humanize Palestine websites were created as a memorial for martyred Palestinian terror operatives.

To view photographs of the 16 members of Fatah’s military wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades found on the Humanize Palestine websites’ photo gallery, click HERE .

لمشاهدة صور 16 من حركة فتح، عناصر كتائب شهداء الأقصى الإرهابية التي عُثر عليها في معرض الصور الفوتوغرافية لمواقع الإنترنت لـ “أنسانة فلسطين”، انقر هنا

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THE ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE NARRATIVE:

Memorializing Palestinian Terrorists

IN MEMORY: AHMAD KAMAL AL-NAHHAL

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Ahmad Kamal al-Nahhal, 23 years old, was killed at approximately 9:50am on Sunday August 3, 2014, when an IOF drone fired a Hellfire missile that hit the UNRWA School A for Boys near the center of Rafah refugee camp, in southern Gaza. He was killed along with ten others, and at least 30 more were wounded. About 3,000 people were taking shelter in the school at the time.

Human Rights Watch investigated the attack on the UN school. They stated that the “attack in Rafah was unlawfully disproportionate if not otherwise indiscriminate. Unlawful attacks carried out willfully – that is, deliberately or recklessly – are war crimes.”

Sources: Ajyal Radio NetworkIMEMCMa’an NewsAl-MezanHuman Rights Watch

THE MEMORIALIZATION OF A PALESTINIAN TERRORIST

(By the original Humanize Palestine Website)

ONE THOUGHT ON “IN MEMORY: AHMAD KAMAL AL-NAHHAL”

  1. JANE ROSSITER-SMITH August 8, 2014 at 12:34 pm REPLYAhmad, your life cut short so tragically.
    Sincere condolences to your family and friends.

    JaneLike

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THE FACTUALLY CORRECT NARRATIVE:

Identifying Palestinian Terrorists

AL-AQSA MARTYRS’ BRIGADES* TERRORIST: AHMAD KAMAL AL-NAHHAL

*The al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is a U.S. Dept. of State designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, the military wing of Fatah

AHMAD KAMAL AL-NAHHAL’S AL-AQSA MARTYRS’ BRIGADES AFFILIATION

YOUTUBE

اهداء من اصدقاءالشهيد احمد كمال النحال ابو كمال
A gift from the friends of the martyr Ahmed Kamal Al-Nahal Abu Kamal

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SCREEN GRABS OF VIDEO’S INTRODUCTION

Above, the logo of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades

ADDITIONAL SCREEN GRABS

FACEBOOK

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الشهيد احمد كمال النحال ابو كمال
ابن كتائب شهداء الاقصي ابن كتائب شهداء الاقصي ابن كتائب شهداء الاقصي

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Martyr Ahmed Kamal Al-Nahal Abu Kamal
The son of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the son of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the son of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

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 Regarding the Death of Civilians as the Result of a Strike in the Vicinity of a School in Rafah (3 August 2014)

In media reports, as well as in the complaints and reports of NGOs and international organizations, it was alleged, that on August 3, 2014, at around 10:45, a number of civilians were killed and others injured, as the result of an IDF aerial strike in proximity to a Rafah school run by UNRWA. The number of fatalities varies from report to report, and ranges from seven to fifteen fatalities. According to the main allegation arising in the aforementioned complaints and reports, the strike took place a few meters from the gate of the school, which was at that time serving as a shelter for civilians who had evacuated their homes, at the exact moment when the gate was open, and was aimed at a motorbike that was passing through the area and its riders. The incident was subsequently referred to the FFA Mechanism for examination.

The factual findings, collated by the FFA Mechanism and presented to the MAG, indicate that the school was designated as a “sensitive site” on the relevant operational systems of the IDF. In accordance with the IDF’s operational instructions, any military operation to be conducted in the vicinity of such sites requires the adoption of special precautions. The fact that the school was serving at the time as a shelter for civilians who had evacuated from their homes was also noted on the relevant systems.

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.

It was further found, that a period of time after the munition had been fired, and mere seconds before it reached its target, the motorbike entered a traffic circle with a number of different exits, and left it via one of them. The FFA Mechanism’s findings indicate that with the means that were at their disposal, and under the visibility conditions prevailing at that time, the operational authorities were not able to discern in real-time the group of civilians that were outside the school, in proximity to the route along which the aforementioned motorbike was travelling. It was further found that, in any case, at the moment upon which the motorbike exited the traffic circle and started to travel along the road bordering the wall which surrounded the school, it was no longer possible to divert the munition which had been fired at the motorbike.

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.

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 the object of the attack was lawful – military operatives. The attack complied with the principle of proportionality, as at the time the decision to attack was taken it was considered that the collateral damage expected to arise as a result of the attack would not be excessive in relation to the military advantage anticipated to result from it (essentially, it was considered in real-time that the strike would only harm the military operatives targeted). This assessment was not unreasonable under the circumstances, in light of the fact that aerial surveillance of the routes which the motorbike was predicted to take, which had commenced when the decision to strike was taken, had not shown any civilian presence on those routes.

Moreover, the attack was carried out in conjunction with various precautionary measures, such as the selection of the munition used to carry out the strike, which aimed to mitigate the risk to civilians and passing vehicles. It was also found that under the circumstances, the operational authorities had not foreseen that that the strike on the motorbike would take place in the vicinity of the school, and that, in any case, at the time at which it became clear that the strike would occur in proximity to the school, they did not have the capacity to prevent the strike from taking place in that location. The fact that, in practice, civilians who were uninvolved in the hostilities were harmed, is a tragic and regrettable result, but does not affect the legality of the attack ex post facto.

In light of the above, 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, and without any further steps to be taken against those involved.

In the wake of the incident, a number of operational lessons-learned were implemented by the IDF, as regards the methods for carrying out aerial strikes in similar circumstances, with the aim of minimizing the risk of reoccurrence of similar incidents in the future.

B’TSELEM, HUMAN RIGHTS NGO

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.

ARCHIVED YOUTUBE VIDEO SCREEN GRABS

(This YouTube video was censored and taken off the web by Google)

Nahhal, note his green shirt, belt, pants
Nahhal, after the strike on the motorbike, note the green shirt, belt, pants – the same as in photo above
Nahhal’s motorbike after being hit by precise munition a few meters from the gate of the UNRWA school
Nahhal and two other terror operatives are killed in the strike

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On August 3, 2014, Ahmad Kamal al-Nahhal, was one of three military operatives on a motorbike, killed outside the gate of an UNRWA school. Al-Nahhal, it turns out, based on social media reporting, was a member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the military wing of Fatah and a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

The Israeli military (IDF), based on up-to-date intelligence information, targeted terrorists on a motorbike utilizing a precision munition with a reduced explosive load to minimize any harm to civilians or passing vehicles, while allowing for the strike’s objective to be achieved. Three terrorist combatants were among the fatalities, Nahhal was one of them..

It was unforeseen that the motorbike’s path would pass by the gate of the UNRWA school. As the motorbike passed by the gate of the school, a few meters from the gate, the strike occurred. Three military operatives, including Nahhal, were killed as well as several civilians, all killed in the vicinity of the school’s gate.

The decision to strike was taken by competent authorities and the object of the attack was lawful – military operatives. And the attack complied with the principle of proportionality, as at the time the decision to attack was taken it was considered that the collateral damage expected to arise as a result of the attack would not be excessive in relation to the military advantage anticipated to result from it. Also, the attack was carried out utilizing various precautionary measures such as the selection of a munition which aimed to mitigate the risk to civilians and passing vehicles.

It had not been foreseen that the strike on the motorbike would take place in the vicinity of the UNRWA school. Once the weapon had been fired and it became apparent that the strike would take place in proximity to the school, it was technically impossible to prevent the strike from taking place, the weapon could not be diverted or called back.

The fact that civilians not involved in the hostilities were harmed is tragic but it does not affect the legality of the attack ex post facto.

PATENTLY FALSE NARRATIVE, ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE WEBSITE

ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE WEBSITE

“Ahmad Kamal al-Nahhal … was killed … when an IOF drone fired a Hellfire missile that hit the UNRWA School”

THE FACTS

FACT #1

No missile hit the UNRWA school. The missile that was fired targeted and hit a motorbike which was several meters outside the school’s gate.

FACT #2

A Hellfire missile is a 100 pound air-to-ground weapon with a significant anti-tank capacity. The selection of the missile used to attack the motorbike was designed to mitigate the risk to civilians and passing vehicles. It had a reduced explosive load. It was NOT a 100 pound Hellfire anti-tank missile.

This is a picture of Nahhal’s motorbike after it was hit by the missile:

Obviously the motorbike WAS NOT hit by a 100 pound anti-tank Hellfire missile.

ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE WEBSITE

“…He was killed along with ten others….”

THE FACTS

He was killed with two other terror operatives riding the motorbike with him. In addition, several other civilians, not involved in hostilities, were also killed at the school gate.

ORIGINAL HUMANIZE PALESTINE WEBSITE

“Human Rights Watch … stated that the “attack … was unlawfully disproportionate … indiscriminate…. war crimes.”

THE FACTS

The decision to strike was taken by competent authorities and the object of the attack was lawful – military operatives. And the attack complied with the principle of proportionality, as at the time the decision to attack was taken it was considered that the collateral damage expected to arise as a result of the attack would not be excessive in relation to the military advantage anticipated to result from it. Also, the attack was carried out utilizing various precautionary measures such as the selection of a munition which aimed to mitigate the risk to civilians and passing vehicles.

The fact that civilians not involved in the hostilities were harmed is tragic but it does not affect the legality of the attack ex post facto.

COMMENT

ISMAIL SAMIR SULIMAN SHALUF

AL MEZAN CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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الشخصان اللذان كانا على متن الدراجة النارية:
أحمد كمال عبد النحال، 25 عام،
اسماعيل سمير سليمان شلوف، 17 عام.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

The two people on the motorcycle:
Ahmed Kamal Abdel-Nahhal, 25 years old.
Ismail Samir Suleiman Shalouf, 17 years old.

B’TSELEM, HUMAN RIGHTS NGO:

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 OTHER PERSON

The “other person” B’Tselem, above, is referring to is Ahmad Kamal al-Nahhal.

In addition to “another person“, B’Tselem falsely stated that Shaluf, “did not participate in hostilities“. Obviously he did, he was with terror operatives on a motorbike. They had been identified, on the basis of up-to-date intelligence information, as military operatives:

” … 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 ….” (IDF Military Advocate General Corps)

The third person on the motorbike was most likely Hazem Abdel-Baset Abu Hilal:

Abu Hilal’s webpage can be viewed on this website by clicking HERE.

WANA INSTITUTE

(CHILDREN IN CONFLICT)

The WANA Institute “is a non-profit policy think tank based in Amman, Jordan“.

Click HERE to visit website

B’Tselem is not the only NGO to publish false information. The West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute located in Jordan, had a picture gallery of dozens of Palestinian “children”, an “online photographic exhibition that pays tribute to the children who lost their lives in the war in Gaza during the summer of 2014.” It is no longer on their website but archived at another site.

Many of these “children” who lost their lives in the 2014 Gaza war, were in reality terror operatives, young combatants, who the WANA Institute represented as innocent children in false narratives on their website’s picture gallery. Shaloof is one example of this falsification.

ISMAIL SAMEER SULAIMAN SHA’LOOF

Date of birth 22 Oct 1997 Date of death 03 Aug 2014 

Location Rafah 

Sixteen-year-old Ismail from the Kherbet Al Adas area in Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip was a calm and popular child. He left school because he was not a good student. “He had had asthma from when he was a baby. He couldn’t run, so when he played football with his friends he was the goal keeper,” his mother said.

Ismail’s sister located to an UNRWA school shelter for safety. He would go there to help her. On 3 August 2014, he went to the school as usual. An Israeli missile hit the school. Many people were killed, including Ismail and his cousin. “It was a very difficult moment for me when I heard about Ismail’s killing,” his mother added. 

The above statement is patently false. On August 3, 2014, he DID NOT go to school as usual. He was riding on a motorbike with an al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades terror operative, Ahmad Nahhal, his cousin. An Israeli missile DID NOT hit the school. In reality, Shaluf, Nahhal and Hilal were targeted and hit by the missile OUTSIDE the school grounds, as the motorbike passed by the school’s gate.

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