The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terror Center has released its initial analysis of the first 32 people reported killed in the Gaza riots, and they find that as many as 80% of the 32 killed so far have been members of, or associated with, terror organizations.
During and after the events of “great return march” that began on March 20, 2018, between 32 and 34 Palestinians were killed (as of April 11, 2018). Most of them have been identified as terrorist operatives affiliated with Hamas and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. Most of them were killed while rioting against IDF forces. Some were killed while carrying out terrorist attacks, attempting to cross the border security fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, or in IDF attacks following terrorist activities carried out during the “great return march.”
According to the initial ITIC analysis, 26 of the 32 (about 80%) Gazans killed were terrorist operatives affiliated with terrorist organizations, primarily Hamas. Nine were operatives in military wings and four in the security forces. The others were identified as affiliated with the terrorist organizations after death notices were issued by the organization or when their bodies were wrapped in organization flags at their funerals. Regarding the six whose organizational affiliation was not identified, it can be assumed that they were civilians.
The affiliation of the terrorists identified the following:
Hamas: Five of the Gazans killed were identified as operatives of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military-terrorist wing. Four were identified as operatives in the security forces controlled by Hamas and involved in their activities (such as the military police). Seven were identified as being affiliated with Hamas after Hamas held memorial services or issued death notices for them, or they were buried wrapped in Hamas flags. One of them was identified as affiliated with the Islamic Bloc, Hamas’ student movement.
Fatah: Six of the Gazans killed as operatives of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Fatah’s military-terrorist wing. Four were identified as affiliated with the organization because Fatah issued death notices for them and their bodies were wrapped and buried in Fatah flags.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ): One of the Gazans killed was identified as an operative of the Jerusalem Brigades, the PIJ’s military-terrorist wing.
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP): Two of the Gazans killed were identified as DFLP operatives. One was identified as an operative in the military-terrorist wing and the other described as a senior organization figure in the Nuseirat refugee camp.
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP): One of the Gazans killed was identified as a PFLP operative.
The high percentage of operatives of Hamas and the other terrorist organizations clearly indicates their central role in the front lines of demonstrators and those who clashed with the IDF. There is a glaring absence of the “civilian” activists who were central in preparing for the march but who were left behind when the violence began.
This information was released on Tuesday, and yet I have not seen it reported. The Western media has been flatly claiming that most of the dead were civilians, when in fact they simply weren’t.
The ITIC lists the names of each of the dead and the reason they believe that they were associated with terror groups.
To give you an idea of how intellectually honest the ITIC is: they do not count Abd al-Fattah Bahjat Abd al-Nabi, the person shot on video running with the tire, who the IDF initially identified as Hamas. The ITIC didn’t feel there was enough proof.
On the other hand, teenager Hussein Muhammad Adnan Madhi was found to be an activist with the Hamas student bloc at his school.
This proves that the “Great Return March” is organized by and led by terror groups. The percentage of ordinary Gazans associated with terror groups is nowhere near 80%, so this indicates that IDF snipers are really aiming only at people who are doing something that is illegal or violent.
If this story does not get covered by the mainstream media that has been so certain that most victims are innocent civilians, then this is just more proof that the media is complicit with Hamas’ aims in using these riots as a means to pretend Israel is shooting at innocents.
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