What media ignored: 15-year-old killed at Gaza border was active military member of terror groups
Mainstream media falsely portrays Gaza’s March of Return as peaceful civilian protests, and ignores Palestinian use of child soldiers.
On February 23rd, 2019, a 15 year-old Palestinian, Yusef al-Daya, was shot in the chest at a weekly event called the March of Return. The event is held every Friday at the Gaza border. Al-Daya was rushed to a local hospital where he was resuscitated but a short time later, succumbed to his wound.
Prominent media outlets such as Reuters stated; “Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teen.” The article makes no mention of important facts about al-Daya and what he was doing at the security fence.
This is a common framing of the “protests” at the security fence, which portray the participants as civilians and highlight people under 18 (“children”) killed. The death received considerable media attention, and came not long before the UN Human Rights Council issued a report condemning Israeli killings of “civilians” at the Gaza security fence.
Al-Daya wasn’t just a civilian protesting, he was a member of the Palestinian Mujahideen Movement who have a military wing called Mujahideen Brigades.
"The Palestinian Mujahideen Movement mourns its knight: The knight of the Mujahideen / Yusuf Sayeed al-Daya, who was martyred during his participation in the March of Return and Breaking the Seige east of #Gaza." #Israel pic.twitter.com/tRGtLYnZgK
— Joe Truzman (@Jtruzmah) February 22, 2019
They are a small militant group but resemble other groups such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Mujahideen Brigades in #Gaza announces the death of one of their fighters, Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Abu Sharia'a. He was shot and killed today by the #IDF at the #Gaza border during the March of Return. #Israel pic.twitter.com/2jgBt39hBn
— Joe Truzman (@Jtruzmah) December 21, 2018
Several members of the Mujahideen Movement have been killed by the IDF in March of Return related activity over the last year. Some were killed at the Gaza border as they participated in riots and others were killed preparing to launch rockets during a flare in violence resulting from the March of Return.
Palestinians caught on video infiltrating #Israel border during demonstrations at the security fence on Friday. #IDF Merkava IV tank dispatched and fires smoke rounds at demonstrators. #Gaza pic.twitter.com/E0dZQyYUbK
— Joe Truzman (@Jtruzmah) August 11, 2018
Al-Daya’s membership in the Palestinian Mujahideen Movement wasn’t his only affiliation with a militant group. Al-Daya was also a member of a militant-lead border unit called Koshuk, who is primarily responsible for the destruction of the Gaza security fence, infiltrations into Israel and the use of explosives.
Another issue rarely mentioned in the media is the young age of many Palestinians active in these militant-lead border units. There are many examples where it is clear children are active at the security fence and are in grave danger of being injured or killed.
Another such example is a 16 year-old named Saeed Abu Al-Khair. He was killed last Spring at the Gaza border. He was involved in Koshuk Unit activities. Also, he was an al-Qassam Brigades cub. These are teens who are not old enough to be militants but receive military training before joining Hamas’ military wing.
There are many more examples of militant activity under the guise of civilian protests at the Gaza border. I go into detail about it in my GroundBrief newsletter along with other information regarding news events in the Middle East.
Gaza’s March of Return is about to turn a year old and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. I fully expect the Gaza border to heat up as Spring draws near. Expect destruction of the security fence, militant operations and infiltrations into Israel.
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Same old, same old. The MSM is populated with Socialists and assorted other Leftists. They usually engage in propaganda, rather than journalism, when it comes to stories about Israel. It’s really sort of sad that anyone falls for their BS, but there are lots of people to lazy to read beyond the headline, maybe the deep thinkers get to the sub-head.
As a side note, how come that 15 year old kid can have a fully capable AKM and I’m restricted to look alike semi-autos (that are a hell of a lot more expensive than his real AKM).
And I know enough not to have my finger on the trigger too!
Jihadist wanna-be. No military weapons training. Classic cannon fodder. As for not having a real AKM….The gun control crowd believe only cops, crooks, cartel and infiltrating Quds ops should have them. You don’t fit and you are not down for the struggle. Anyway, as Clint Smith says, full auto is an easy way to turn money into noise.
Clint is right, but it is fun. And a reason to reload. 🙂
It doesn’t even matter what groups he was or wasn’t a member of. He wasn’t shot for his memberships; he was shot because at that moment he was engaging in hostile action. That alone made him a combatant and a legitimate target even if it had been his very first time, and he’d been a complete innocent until that morning. There is nothing in the laws of war limiting the age or sex of a legitimate target.
What’s more, nobody at those riots is a civilian; they are military actions, so by definition participating in them makes one a combatant. And fighting out of uniform is a war crime.
Thank you Milhouse. A perfect answer.
msm/lsm/ – with out lies, deceit and distortion they wouldn’t have anything to “report” !
Works for me. I hope IDF kills every last one of these heathens.
Is heathens the best word for them,after all,they worship a barbarian who murdered large numbers of people to gain power, looted, and raped on a grand scale, including children.