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This Image Does Not Show The Recent Israeli Strike In Syria

Ahmed Sabry Ahmed Sabry
29th March 2024
This Image Does Not Show The Recent Israeli Strike In Syria
This photo of an Israeli airstrike on Gaza dates back to 2018 (X)

The Claim

A photo shows the recent Israeli Strike In Syria.

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Recently, an image has gone viral on social media platform X purporting to show bombings by Israel in Syria.

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Misbar’s Analysis

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

Misbar's team found that the image dates to 2018 and shows an explosion in northern Gaza City after an airstrike by Israeli forces.

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According to a BBC report, Israeli occupying forces bombed 25 sites in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of June 20, 2018. Gaza health authorities report that over 130 Palestinians have been killed and 15,000 have been wounded by Israeli forces during this period. Human rights organizations have condemned Israeli troops for employing disproportionate force.

Israeli Airstrikes in Aleppo Province Claim Dozens of Lives, Including Syrian Soldiers and Hezbollah Members

The spread of this claim coincides with Israeli airstrikes on Syria's Aleppo province, resulting in the deaths of over 40, including members of Hezbollah and a significant number of Syrian soldiers. According to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strikes targeted areas near Hezbollah's weapons depots, specifically in Aleppo's southern suburb of Jibreen and a nearby town housing a military facility. The reports suggest that air and drone strikes hit missile depots, leading to the deaths of at least 36 Syrian soldiers and six Hezbollah fighters, with numerous others sustaining injuries.

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Israeli Airstrikes Bring Death to Gaza's Innocent Civilians

According to WAFA's report on March 29, a series of intense airstrikes by Israeli warplanes resulted in the deaths of at least 20 Palestinian civilians, including women and children, in Gaza City, as confirmed by local and medical sources.

These sources revealed that Israeli warplanes targeted a vehicle on Salah al-Din Street in the eastern areas of the city, leading to the fatalities of eight civilians, including five children and two women, along with numerous injuries.

Furthermore, 10 civilians lost their lives when Israeli fighter jets bombed a residential building on Al-Wehda Street, situated east of the Al-Shifa Medical Complex in western Gaza City. This area has been subjected to a military offensive by the Israeli occupation army for over 10 days.

Concurrently, civilians in the town of Abasan al-Kabira, located east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, were targeted by the Israeli military, resulting in the deaths of two brothers, Marwan and Azmi Abu Salah, and causing several other injuries.

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