Three weeks ago, it was revealed that of the (then) 19 palestinians killed at the “Great March of Return”, 16 were members of terrorist organizations (84%), with the remaining 3 having no proven terrorist affiliation.
The death toll has since risen to 40, and, according to an analysis undertaken by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, a whopping 32 (80%) were terrorists or affiliated with terrorist organizations.
The interim findings of the ITIC analysis revealed that 32 of the 40 Palestinians killed
(80%) were terrorist operatives or individuals affiliated with them, distributed as follows:
- 18 of the 32 (about 56%) were terrorist operatives belonging to or affiliated
- Nine were operatives in Hamas’ military wing (the Izz al-Din Qassam
Brigades) and operatives in Hamas’ security forces.
- Nine were affiliated with or linked to Hamas, based on circumstantial
evidence (Hamas issued death notices for them, their bodies were wrapped in
Hamas flags, or other supporting evidence).
- Ten were members of Fatah, two of them operatives in its military wing and
eight with organizational affiliation or connections.
- Two belonged to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine
(DFLP), one to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), one to Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
The ITIC’s interim findings clearly show that terrorist operatives (especially Hamas operatives), or Palestinians affiliated with terrorist organizations, play a key role in the front lines of the “great return march” demonstrations near the fence. They are primarily involved in violent clashes with the IDF and on occasion carry out terrorist attacks. Conspicuous is the small number of civilian activists and ordinary civilians, who were involved in organizing the march, involved in rioting with the IDF. They were left behind when the violence began.
Read the entire thing, which is meticulously documented.
These latest findings make the IDF’s performance under extremely difficult conditions even more impressive: not only have they managed to keep the fatality numbers down to a relatively low number while the rioters have tried to obstruct their line of sight with burning tires and mirrors, but the vast majority were actually terrorists or affiliated with terror organizations.
Yet the mainstream media and others ignore this, and paint this as a massacre of innocent men, women and children.
Like they always do.
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