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Picture from Sheikh Jarrah in 2010 Goes Viral

Hind Khoudary Hind Khoudary
3rd May 2021
Picture from Sheikh Jarrah in 2010 Goes Viral
The picture dates back to May 12, 2010 (Getty).

The Claim

A picture depicts Israeli settlers mocking a Palestinian mother evicted from her home in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem.

Emerging story

After Jerusalem District Court ruled at least six families must vacate their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, a picture of a Palestinian woman bullied started trending online. Users claimed the picture was recently taken in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem after being forced to leave her home.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar's reverse image search revealed that the circulating is misleading. The picture dates back to May 12, 2010. 
According to Getty, a Palestinian woman evicted by Jewish settlers argues with Israelis who came to celebrate Jerusalem Day on May 12, 2010, in front of her disputed house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Ahmed Gharbali took the photo during the so-called Jerusalem Day, marking Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967.

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The picture was recently recirculating by social media users taking part in the #SaveSheikhJarrah campaign. The Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah have been stepping up their campaign to save their families from eviction in recent weeks, with a social media campaign to #SaveSheikhJarrah, and daily sit-ins and demonstrations in the neighborhood.

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