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May 01, 2018

Revealed: Palestinian ‘Journalist’ Killed at Gaza Border was a Terrorist

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PFLP operatives


A Palestinian journalist who died from wounds received during the Hamas-led “Great Return March” has been identified as a terrorist. Ahmed Abu Hussein, a journalist who worked with Bisann News and Voice of Palestine Radio, was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a U.S.-designated terror group, according to an April 30, 2018 report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC).

Hussein was wounded on April 13, 2018, during violent demonstrations at the Israel-Gaza border. His death was announced on April 25, 2018. Hamas and other terrorist organizations have encouraged thousands of Gazans to cross the border with Israel, interspersing armed operatives among unarmed civilians. As CAMERA noted in an April 26, 2018 JNS Op-Ed, Hamas hoped that by purposefully exposing Palestinians to injury and creating a no-win situation for Israel, the so-called “Great Return March” would delegitimize the Jewish state (“Palestinian Nazi Flags and Hamas Talking Points”).

The majority of the Palestinians killed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have been linked to terrorist groups (“Think Tank: Majority of Gazans Killed During the ‘Great Return March’ Were Terrorists,” CAMERA, April 26, 2018). And Ahmed Abu Hussein can be added to that list.

ITIC noted that after Hussein’s death, the PFLP hung “death notices…saying that the organization mourned the death of its member” and red “PFLP flags were also carried” during his funeral. On April 28, 2018, the PFLP held a memorial service for Hussein the Jabalia refugee camp. Images of top PFLP leaders, such as Abu Ali Mustafa, “decorated” the service. The PFLP’s “armed wing” is named after Mustafa, a co-founder of the group who was killed by the IDF during the Second Intifada (2000-05).

ITIC’s report featured pictures of the memorial service, as well as posts from Hussein’s Facebook page, in which he celebrated PFLP terror attacks.

Several media outlets that reported Hussein’s injury and subsequent death merely described him as a reporter. The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, and others referred to Hussein as a “journalist.” So did the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which called Hussein a “Palestinian photographer for the Gaza-based Voice of the People Radio.” CPJ omitted that Voice of the People Radio is affiliated with the PFLP—a fact listed in ITIC’s report.

Posted by SD at May 1, 2018 01:02 PM

Comments

Thank you for this information!! Time to write to the various papers. I don't understand their underlying framework, where they cant' report something this simple and factual, accurately. It's like israel must be wrong, is all they can come up with. And it's not about peace or better stuff for Palestinians because helping the lying PR of the extremists among them is not helping the moderates AT ALL.

Posted by: curls at May 2, 2018 09:55 AM

What do you expect from DNC house organs such s the NY times and the Washington Post?

Posted by: Robert Paul at May 3, 2018 11:26 AM

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