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This Video of Journalists Encouraging Bombing Is from Syria, Not Palestine

Enas Mzaini Enas Mzaini
21st November 2023
This Video of Journalists Encouraging Bombing Is from Syria, Not Palestine
The video shows two journalists in Al-Qardaha, Syria (X)

The Claim

A video shows journalists encouraging bombing.

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A video that has been circulating on social media shows two journalists (wearing press vests) standing close to launched missiles and encouraging bombing. 

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Misbar’s Analysis

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

Misbar's team found that the viral video has no connection to Palestine or the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip and does not depict Palestinian Journalists encouraging bombing.

The Video Shows Two Journalists in Al-Qardaha Town, Syria

Misbar's team found that the video was published by a Syrian Journalist, Jamil Alhassan, on X (formerly known as Twitter) on 7 October, 2023. The caption in Arabic reads : “Targeting Qardaha town in revenge for the children of Idlib.”

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The video shows the journalist Jamil  Alhasaan who published a longer version of the viral video on his X account, and the other journalist Mohammed Faisal who also covers news from the ground in the north of Syria. 

The claim went viral after two journalists ( Cameraman Hassouna Salim and Quds News journalist Sari Mansour were reportedly killed after an Israeli strike on a refugee camp  (Al-Bureij) in Gaza on Sunday, adding to the growing list of reporters who have died in the six-week war.

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Dozens Killed in Israeli Strikes on Gaza

At least 11,470 Palestinians — two-thirds of them women and children — have been killed since the war began, according to Palestinian health authorities. About 2,700 people are reported missing. According to the U.N. agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), nearly 884,000 internally displaced people are sheltering in 154 UNRWA installations across all five governorates of the Gaza Strip.

Classrooms sheltering displaced families were hit and at least 24 people were reported killed in a strike on Al-Fakhoura UNRWA, school- which turned to shelter in northern Gaza. Up to 7,000 people were in the school at the time. Meanwhile the critical needs are rising, As the entry of fuel for the overall humanitarian operations has been banned since October 7, which threatened aid deliveries and communications, Israel has agreed to allow ‘minimal’ two trucks of fuel a day into Gaza. Israel’s war cabinet said 140,000 liters (37,000 gallons) of fuel could enter every two days after  receiving a special request from the United States.

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