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The Image Is Old And Not Related To The Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Rafah

Ahmed Sabry Ahmed Sabry
9th May 2024
The Image Is Old And Not Related To The Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Rafah
The photo predates the recent attack on Rafah (X)

The Claim

An image shows The Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Rafah.

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Recently, social media users have been circulating a video clip claiming to depict aerial bombardment above Rafah.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating image and found the claim to be misleading. 

Misbar's team found that the image was captured on November 5, 2023, and depicts flares released by Israeli forces over the Palestinian enclave.

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According to the ASSOCIATED PRESS, Israeli airstrikes targeted two refugee camps in the central Gaza Strip on November 5, 2023, resulting in numerous fatalities.

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Israeli Forces Initiate Extensive Military Operation in Rafah, Gaza

The claim started to circulate after Israel initiated a military operation in Rafah, the southernmost city of Gaza, taking over a crucial border crossing and severely limiting aid access to the region, just a day before resuming indirect negotiations for a ceasefire agreement.

Photographs released by the Israeli Forces depicted tanks adorned with large Israeli flags advancing through the area, visibly destroying a concrete sign bearing the inscription “I Love Gaza”.

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