The video depicted the body of a young Palestinian moving inside a coffin, insinuating that Palestinians are fabricating their deaths.
A recent video posted by the Israeli activist Edy Cohen on X platform has gone viral on social media. Cohen claimed that the video depicted the body of a young Palestinian moving inside a coffin, insinuating that Palestinians are fabricating their deaths.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.
Misbar's team found that the video is outdated and unrelated to the current war on Gaza. The video dates back to August, 2023 in Malaysia and does not depict the movement of a Palestinian young man's body inside a shroud.
The Video Is From a Funeral Procession Training Course in Malaysia
Misbar found that the video was originally posted on August 21 by an Instagram account based in Malaysia. This account is dedicated to promoting Islamic practices, showcasing a funeral management training session following Islamic customs.
Israel’s Repeated Allegations of Palestinians Fabricating Scenes of Victims
The video was released within the context of Israel's persistent allegations that Palestinians are faking their deaths, portraying individuals as deceased, while they are actually alive. Misbar has previously debunked such claims on several occasions, affirming their falsehood.
For instance, an Instagram account affiliated with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, known as 'Israel,' posted a video showing a Palestinian body in a shroud and alleging that the body was moving. In fact, the body itself did not move. However, a slight movement by a young man standing next to it, adjusting a part of the shroud caused the head to appear as if it were moving.
Various Israeli social media accounts and pages have also shared videos depicting corpses moving inside shrouds, claiming that Palestinians are fabricating their deaths to discredit Israel. However, Misbar found that the video is outdated, dating back to 2013. It was actually part of a theatrical reenactment of the dispersal of the sit-ins at Cairo's Rabaa Al-Adawiya in Egypt, performed by a group of Al-Azhar University students as part of an event denouncing the incident.
Similarly, Israeli accounts shared a video on X platform, claiming it showed a doll rather than the body of a Palestinian child killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. However, the reality is that it is indeed the lifeless body of a Palestinian child, stiffened in death as a result of the Israeli airstrikes.
Unprecedented Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza City
In a concerning development, the Israeli military has launched unprecedented airstrikes on Gaza in the past hours, resulting in the deaths of dozens of martyrs and causing widespread destruction in residential areas. This has made it challenging for ambulances to reach the injured across the Gaza Strip.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that numerous massacres were committed over the past few hours. The Israeli occupation, in violation of international law, has also targeted hospitals after spreading fake narratives about them. Furthermore, Gaza authorities have accused the Israeli military of intensifying the use of white phosphorus.
Ashraf Al-Qudra, the spokesperson for the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, has stated that a martyr falls in Gaza every 4 minutes due to continuous Israeli bombardment since October 7. This statistic reveals that 6 children and 4 women are killed in Israeli airstrikes every hour.
Al-Qudra further disclosed that the Israeli occupation has targeted 110 healthcare facilities, rendering 16 hospitals inoperative. In recent days, the Israeli military also targeted solar power panels supplying electricity to bakeries, including the prominent Al-ailat bakery in Gaza and the adjacent restaurants located near the Al-Shifa Hospital Complex.
The most recent statistics from the Palestinian Ministry of Health indicate that the Israeli aggression has resulted in 9,730 fatalities and over 24,000 injuries in Gaza, with 153 deaths and approximately 2,200 injuries in the West Bank.