A video shows a security guard strangling a child in Jerusalem.
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A video that has been circulating on social media shows a security guard strangling a child during a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.
Misbar's team found that the video has no connection to Palestine or the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip and does not depict an Israeli security guard (in yellow vest) strangling a Palestinian child in Jerusalem.
The Video Shows a Swedish Security Guard Detaining a Child in Malmö
After conducting a thorough reverse image search of the video's screenshot, Misbar’s team found that the video was taken in Sweden. According to France 24, the incident took place on February 6 2015, where two private security guards were caught on camera violently assaulting a 9-year old boy, in a train station in the Swedish city Malmö.
Moreover, a YouTube channel uploaded the video with the title “Subway security guard wrestled and choked a 9 year old child for riding without ticket.”
A Fragile Truce in Gaza
The truce and the deal of ceasefire has entered its seventh day in the Gaza Strip. However, A number of violations have impacted the four-day truce in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, which was prolonged by an additional two days on Monday.
The Israeli forces had exerted “field friction” in the northern Gaza Strip, and sent a flying drone over the southern part of Gaza on Saturday in violation of the deal.
So far, 51 Israelis and 19 of other nationalities have been released, in exchange for the freedom of 150 Palestinians from Israeli prison, mainly women and minors.
The Israeli Occupation Forces Killed Two Palestinian Children in Jenin
On Wednesday, November 29, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that two children were tragically killed by Israeli occupation forces in Jenin, located in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Eight-year-old Adam Samer Al-Ghoul sustained a fatal head injury, while 15-year-old Basil Suleiman Abu Al-Wafa was fatally shot in the chest by Israeli forces. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, residents of the Ad-Damj neighborhood were coerced at gunpoint by Israeli occupation forces to evacuate their homes, and the neighborhood's streets were deliberately demolished.
The escalating violence has taken a devastating toll, with at least 242 Palestinians, including over 50 children, killed by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank since October 7. More than 2,750 individuals have been left injured as a result.
The Government Media Office in Gaza released a report on November 28, revealing that Israeli forces have killed over 15,000 individuals in the Gaza Strip since October 7. This includes 6,150 children and 4,000 women. The ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza has also left over 36,000 individuals wounded, highlighting the catastrophic impact on civilians in the region.