Thomas Wictor

Israel didn’t kill 500 Palestinian children

Israel didn’t kill 500 Palestinian children

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 fairy tale 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.

Here are all the males.

Here are all the females.

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.

This is the official Ministry of Health list.

This is a list compiled by the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC).

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.


53. Waseem Rida Salhiyeh (red arrow), 15, of the Fatah Abu Rish Brigades.
54. Mohammed Bassam Al Sorri (violet arrow), 17, of the Fatah Abu Rish Brigades.


137. Hadi Salah Abu Hasanein, 12, of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades.
138. Abdel Azeez Salah Abu Hasanein, 14, of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades.


186. Mohannad Ashaf al-Qarra, 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.


UN school in Gaza Strip caught in airstrikes


Despite Pierre Krähenbühl’s histrionics, only one child is recorded as having been killed.


169. Ali Ahmed Shaheen, 16

Here’s his martyrdom poster.


I’ll say it: He was a combatant. There’s no doubt. Look at his physique.

Another “atrocity” attributed to the IDF was the firing of a missile in the vicinity of the Rafah Preparatory “A” Boys School on August 3, 2014. Ten people were reported killed. Here are their names, as listed by the IMEMC.

Mohammad Abu Rajal
Sami Abdullah Qishta’
Sami Ismael Abu Shaouf
Ahmad Khaled Abu Harba’
Mohammad Mosa’ed Qishta’
Hazem Abdel-Baset Hilal
Amr Tariq Abu al-Rous
Ahmad Kamal al-Nahhal
Yousef Akram Skafi
Tareq Sa’id Abu al-Rous

All male. What are the odds? According to the AMCHR, here are the “children” killed at the school on August 3, 2014.

276. Amr Tareq Abu Al Roos, 15
277. Ahmed Khalid Abu Harba, 14
278. Yousef Akram Al Iskafi, 16

I’m going to add the following name, since it’s very similar to one above.

279. Ismail Sameer Shallouf, 17

All teenagers. Not a single video or photo shows boys fourteen to seventeen dead or injured at the Rafah Preparatory “A” Boys School. Those four males were combatants, killed fighting the IDF. I know this because the missile that the IDF used near the school was tiny. It made a crater eight inches (20 cm) across.


That missile could not have killed four teenagers, unless they were all standing with their heads together, and the munition hit right in the center.


Note below that the missile’s fragmentation warhead caused only a few injuries to the two adult male targets, terrorists of the al-Quds Brigades who were riding a motorcycle.


The green arrow indicates the school gates. At least now we know for sure that the unresponsive little girl seen in photos and video wasn’t killed.


Thank you, al-Mazen Center for Human Rights for clearing the name of the IDF in this case. I appreciate it.

4. A large number of females died alone.

Of the total number of females of all ages, 25 percent died alone. That means no family members were killed with them. Given Palestinian culture, the population density of Gaza, and the weapons that the IDF uses, how is it possible that fully one quarter of all females were alone when they were killed?

From AMCHR, here are female children who died alone.

1. Aseel Ibrahim Fayeq Al Masri, 15
6. Noor Marwan Abdallah Alnajdi, 10
14. Rahaf Khalil Hamada Al Jabour, 4
26. Marwa Suleiman al Sirsawi, 12
28. Heba Hamid Mohamed Alsheikh Khalil, 14
29. Tala Ahmed Al I’tiwi, 10
32. Rahaf Akram Abu Jom’a, 4
33. Marah Shakir Al Jammal, 10
64. Fatima Ahmad Al Arja, 16
70. Rawan Ayman Saood Sweedan, 7
72. Zeinab Safwat Abu Teer, 4
74. Do’aa Ra’ed Abu Odeh, 17
126. Sujoid Abdel Hakim Olwan, 11
135. Asmaa’ Abdel Haleem Abu Al Kas, 15
184. Aya Anwar Al Sha’er, 13
185. Maidaa’ Mohammed Aslan, 1.5 month

Two more names are on the MOH list but not that of the AMCHR.

Hend Shadi Abdelrahman Abuharbeed, 11
Deema Adel Abdallah Asleem, 2

Those girls were either murdered or died in accidents. It’s simply not conceivable that they were running around alone during a war, or that the IDF somehow managed to kill one child without harming anyone else in the family.

5. The lists expose Palestinian lies and those of “human rights” organizations.

One of the most dishonest “human rights” groups is B’Tselem, which the Israeli government should classify as a subversive organization. B’Tselem routinely publishes lies that are so insane that they’re easily debunked. For example, B’Tselem claims that on July 29, 2014, the IDF bombed a house in Khan Younis, killing thirty-five people. However, this is a fabrication, as I’ll show in a moment.

The AMCHR perpetuates the fraud by claiming that the following children were killed in the house on July 29, 2014.


174. Omar Waddah Abu ‘Amer, 12
175. Abdel Ghani Waddah Abu ‘Amer, 11
176. Emad Waddah Abu ‘Amer, 10
177. Issa Waddah Abu ‘Amer, 8
178. Ez Eddin Waddah Abu ‘Amer, 4
179. Mohammed Ahmed Abu ‘Amer, 12
180. Yasser Ahmed Abu ‘Amer, 9
181. Suleiman Ahmed Abu ‘Amer, 2


110. Marah Ahmed Abu ‘Amer, 10
111. Marwa Ahmed Abu ‘Amer, 5

Although the propaganda is that ten children were killed on July 29, the Palestinians accidentally told the truth in Arabic.

On Wednesday ambulance crews recovered the bodies of six martyrs from under the rubble of a house of the Abu ‘Amer family, in the area of Khan Yunis, which was subjected to Israeli shelling.

Transferred to the Nassar Hospital in Khan Younis were the bodies of the martyrs who are the owner, Ahmad Suleiman Abu ‘Amer, and his wife, Mona Haggag Abu ‘Amer, and their four children: Marh and Marwa and Yasser and Mohammed.

This crime against Abu ‘Amer and his family comes one day after the killing of his brother, Wadah Abu ‘Amer, his wife, and five of their children, in addition to two other relatives.

On July 29, 2014, four children died: Mohammed, Yasser, Marah, and Marwa. The other children allegedly died the day before, on July 28. Therefore the B’Tselem story is a lie. Thirty-five people were not killed in one house. And what everyone is careful to avoid telling you is that Wadah Abu ‘Amer was a terrorist of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP).


We don’t know how the Abu ‘Amers died. The only thing we can say for certain is that B’Tselem lied about thirty-five people being killed by the IDF in one house.

6. The lists are full of discrepancies.

The MOH provided all the names of the dead, but none of the lists match.

Example 1: Saham Musa Abujarad

MOH: Saham Musa Abujarad, 15, female, killed July 18, 2014.

IMEMC: Saham Musa Abujarad, 26, female, killed July 18, 2014.

AMCHR: No Saham Abujarad. Instead we have these females, killed July 18, 2014.

16. Haniya Abdel Rahman Abu Jarad, 2
17. Ahlam Mosa Abu Jarad, 17
18. Samar Na’eem Abu Jarad, 14

Example 2: Nagham Mahmoud Al Zweedi


21. Nagham Mahmoud Al Zweedi, 12, female.

MOH and IMEMC: Nagam Mahmoud Abdelhameed Alzuwaidi, 2, female.

Example 3: Jana Rami Al Maqat’a


71. Jana Rami Al Maqat’a, 3, female, killed July 23, 2014, Deri Al Balah.

IMEMC: Janna Rami Yasser Almuqateaa, 27, female, killed July 23, 2014.


Janna Rami Yasser Almuqateaa, 2, female, killed July 23, 2014.
Yasmeen Hassan Mohamed Almuqateaa, 27, female, killed July 23, 2014.

Example 4: The AMCHR list is supposed to include all the children killed, but these boys are not on it.

Saheeb Atif Suleiman AbuJuzur, 6
Ibrahim Karim al-Samira, 9
Ada Rafat Abu al-Kheir, 14
Ibrahim Mu‘tasim Ibrahim Kaloub, 4
Bakr an-Najjar, 13
Iyad Ghaleb Alradei, 2
Mehdi Kamel Mohamed Abuedwan, 1
Ahmed Rami Adel Akhrawat, less than 1 year

Neither are these girls.

Deema Adel Abdallah Asleem, 2
Ola Ziad Hassan Asaleem, 11
Mariam Shaiboub Ahmed Alshinbary, 12
Saha Abedroubba Mohamed Musleh, 1
Uthman Majid Yussef Dahir, 11
Jana Bilal Abu Khawda, 1
Rital Tiseer Abu Khawda, 1
Shahad Rafaat Zouroub, 10

7. The lists deliberately disguise ages.

Example 1: Ashraf Ibrahim Hasan Najjar

MOH: 769. Ahsraf Ibrahim Alnajjar, male civilian.

IMEMC: Ashraf Ibrahim Hasan Najjar, 13, male.

Reality: Adult terrorist of the Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.


Example 2: Ibrahim Jamal Kamal Nasser.

MOH: Ibrahim Jamal Kamal Naser, 13, male.


IMEMC: Ibrahim Jamal Kamal Nassr, 13, Khan Younis, killed July 19, 2014.

Reality: Twenty-six-year-old terrorist of the Fatah Abu Rish Brigades.


Example 3: Obeida Fadhel Mohammad Abu Hweishel.

MOH: Obeida Fadhel Mohammad Abu Hweishel, 24, male civilian.

Reality: Nine years old, killed while “engaged in jihad activity,” buried as a member of Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.


Example 4: Twins Sa’ad Akram al-Skafi and Anas Akram al-Skafi.

MOH and IMEMC: Men of eighteen.



AMCHR: No mention. All known English-language memorial Websites claim that the al-Skafis were eighteen.

Reality: The twins were born on December 5, 1996, which means they were seventeen when they were killed. For whatever reason, only the Palestinian Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades revealed their true age.

Sa’ad Akram al-Skafi.


Anas Akram al-Skafi.


This post is dedicated to the children used as props by heartless Palestinians and their repulsive, amoral, phony, Jew-hating supporters.


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