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Two Outdated Videos Go Viral Amid Recent Israel-Gaza Tensions

Wesam Abo Marq Wesam Abo Marq
6th August 2022
Two Outdated Videos Go Viral Amid Recent Israel-Gaza Tensions
The videos are older than claimed (Twitter).

The Claim

Two videos show rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel on August 5, 2022.

Emerging story

Social media users on Twitter have widely circulated two videos purporting to show rockets firing from Gaza towards Israel on August 5, 2022.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the two videos and discovered them to be misleading. 

After conducting a reverse image search, Misbar found that the first video was published on the account of the photographer, Anas Al-Sharief. The videographer published the video on August 5, 2022, with a caption stating that it was shot in 2021. The photographer commented on his video, stating that he re-posted it to inform people that it was outdated.

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The second circulating video was originally released by the Shehab Agency on 12 May 2021, during an Israeli attack against the Gaza Strip.

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2021 Israeli Attack on Gaza

Israel launched an attack on Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem on May 6, 2021, sparking a conflict with Gaza. Before a cease-fire took effect on May 21, 2021, the besieged Gaza Strip was bombarded for 11 days.

The primary cause of the conflict was the evacuation of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. The UN had warned that the planned expulsions could constitute "war crimes."

According to the UN, 261 Palestinians were killed, including 67 children, and over 2,200 were injured.

The Ongoing Israeli Aggression on Gaza

Taysir al-Jabari, a commander of the Al Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, was killed by an Israeli strike on Friday in the Gaza Strip on August 8, 2022.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad launched more than 100 rockets at Israel from the besieged Gaza Strip after Israel bombarded the area with missile strikes.

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, 15 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli warplanes. 


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