A photo shows Hamas leaders with Hezbollah leaders during their recent meeting in Lebanon.
Social media users circulated a photo allegedly showing Hamas leaders with Hezbollah leaders during their recent meeting in Lebanon.
Misbar investigated the circulating photo and found the claim to be misleading.
A reverse image search revealed the photo making the rounds to be older than claimed.
This Photo of Hezbollah and Hamas Leaders Was Shot in 2022
Contrary to the claim, the circulating photo is not recent.It has been circulating online since June 23, 2022.
Almanar, a media outlet, published the photo along with other exclusive photos of the two movements’ leaders.
The Hezbollah and Hamas leaders' photos were shot in front of a background of Al-Quds with the written words, “The beloved [Jerusalem] will be liberated.”
Hamas Meets Hezbollah in Beirut in 2022
Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas' political bureau, was received by the Lebanese Resistance group Hezbollah.
Hassan Nasrallah, along with Haniyeh, "discussed regional threats and affirmed the Resistance's will to cooperate to serve Al-Quds, the sanctities, and the Palestinian cause."
The movement's head praised the group's positions on the Palestinian struggle and the violence of the Israeli occupation during the visit, making reference to a number of shared concerns being discussed regarding Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds. Other themes of discussion included the Palestinian cause and shared opposition to regional normalization and Israeli objectives.
Haniyeh also spoke about the suffering of the Palestinians and their challenging living circumstances in refugee camps.
Israel Bombs Lebanon and the Gaza Strip
After days of Israeli attacks on Jerusalem's most sacred site, Israel escalated its fight on Friday by launching airstrikes on Lebanon and bombarding the Gaza Strip.
Following an exceptionally massive rocket barrage fired at Israel from southern Lebanon, early morning Israeli attacks took place. This cross-border fighting was among the worst and most serious since Israel's conflict with Hezbollah militants in Lebanon in 2006.
Although no significant injuries were reported, numerous residents of the southern Lebanese town of Qalili, mainly Syrian refugees, claimed to have suffered from minor wounds.