Israel didn’t kill 500 Palestinian children
by Thomas Wictor
Almost a year after Operation Protective Edge ended, Jew-haters are once again making the ludicrous accusation that Israel killed more than 500 children during the conflict. The true number will never be known, but it’s time to put this fairytale to rest once and for all.
We’ll use the list of names provided by the Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights (AMCHR), a tally which comes from the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH). Right away we begin to see problems (red arrow).
The AMCHR says 504 children were killed, but it lists 317 boys and 190 girls. That’s 507, not 504. Thus we have definitive proof that the press are merely stenographers for the Palestinians. Nobody at the Telegraph even bothered to count the names, and neither did the AMCHR. This was a propaganda exercise, and a sloppy one at that.
Although Palestinian media and “human rights” outlets got the names of the dead from the Ministry of Health, there are so many falsehoods that we simply can’t know who died.
Since this post is only about the Palestinian children allegedly killed by the Israelis, we won’t rehash the multiple issues with the names of the adults who “died.”
1. The lists of children include terrorists.
Males named by the the AMCHR as civilian children.
20. Anas Yousef Qandeel, 17, of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades.
194. Bilal Ahmed al-Hashash (green arrow), 16, of the Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
Both the MOH and IMEMC list Mohammed Ali Khalil Saidan, 17, as a civilian killed July 26, 2014.
But he was actually a member of the Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
Those are only a few who I was able to identify as terrorists. There are 187 males between the ages of nine and seventeen, or 37 percent of the total. Since there are only 87 females between the ages of nine and seventeen—17 percent of the total—it’s clear that male children were used as combatants. That’s why more than twice as many males as females died in the nine to seventeen age cohort.
2. The lists include children killed by the Palestinians.
On July 28, 2014, a Hamas rocket hit the al-Shati refugee camp. It killed ten children, all males.
149. Yousef Abdel Rahman Hassouna, 11
150. Mahmoud Hazim Shbeer, 12
151. Ahmed Hazim Shbeer, 10
152. Jamal Salih I’lyan, 8
153. Bara’ Akram Meqdad, 7
154. Mohammed Nahidh Meqdad, 13
155. Ahmed Jaber Washah, 10
156. Mohammed Mahmoud Abu Shaqfeh, 7
157. Mohammed Emad Baroud, 10
158. Mansour Rami Hajjaj, 9
About 875 terrorist rockets fell in Gaza, along with 1700 mortar rounds; in addition, over 1000 massive IEDs were set off. How many more children were killed by Palestinian terrorists?
3. The lists show that accusations of Israeli war crimes are lies.
The Palestinians, UN, NGOs, and press claimed that the IDF heavily shelled an UNRWA school at Jabalia on the morning of July 29, 2014. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl issued a blubbering statement.
Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced.
Photos were released of the damage, which Human Rights Watch falsely claimed was caused by Israeli 155mm high-explosive artillery shells.
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