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The Video Of An Israeli Bulldozer Blowing Up Is Not Recent

Ahmed Sabry Ahmed Sabry
10th May 2024
The Video Of An Israeli Bulldozer Blowing Up Is Not Recent
The video of the exploding Israeli bulldozer is older than claimed (X)

The Claim

A video shows an Israeli Buldozer exploding.

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Recently, news outlets and social media platforms have been circulating a video claiming to depict an Israeli Forces bulldozer detonated on a homemade landmine in the Tulkarm refugee camp during the ongoing raid on the city and its camps, Monday, May 6.

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Misbar’s Analysis

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

Al-Quds Brigades’ Tulkarem Battalion Releases Footage of Israeli Bulldozer Targeted with Explosive

Misbar's team found that the video captured in March and shows Al-Quds Brigades’ Tulkarem Battalion destroying Israeli D9 bulldozer and not from Monday, May 6.

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The Tulkarem Battalion of the Al-Quds Brigades released a video showing an Israeli D9 bulldozer exploding after being hit with an 'Al-Shaqaqi' explosive, resulting in injuries to its occupants and rendering it inoperable.

Israeli Forces Raid Tulkarm And Nour Shams Refugee Camp, Destroy Infrastructure

As reported by the Middle East Monitor News, the Israeli military conducted a raid in March in Tulkarm city and the Nour Shams refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Witnesses reported that military bulldozers accompanying the Israeli forces demolished infrastructure, including an agricultural area with greenhouses. 

Additionally, they destroyed the water line within the Nour Shams camp and an electricity transformer at its entrance, resulting in a power outage. Moreover, they fired at an ambulance belonging to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

Israeli forces raid Nur Shams refugee camp in the city of Tulkarm, West Bank on January 04, 2024. [Nedal Eshtayah - Anadolu Agency]

Al-Quds Brigades Target Israeli Bulldozer With Explosive Device

The circulating claim comes after the announcement by the Tulkarem Battalion, a part of the Al-Quds Brigades, on Tuesday, May 7, about targeting an Israeli D9 bulldozer with an "Ali 1" explosive device. 

The Tulkarem Battalion shared footage on Telegram documenting the targeting operation and showing the Israeli vehicle engulfed in flames. The targeting resulted in the complete destruction of the bulldozer and a fire breaking out inside it, leading to casualties among those inside, which occurred, Monday. 

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U.N. Reports High Palestinian Casualties In Recent Israeli Attacks On Gaza

Between Monday and Wednesday afternoon, Israeli assaults on Gaza resulted in the deaths of an additional 109 Palestinians and left 296 injured, as reported by the U.N. The victims included numerous women and children who lost their lives in strikes targeting residential areas in Rafah.

According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), some of the most devastating attacks occurred in Rafah: Nine individuals, including four children and two women, were killed when Israeli forces targeted a house in the Yebna refugee camp. Another nine people, including four children and three women, lost their lives in an Israeli attack on a house along George Street in eastern Rafah.

In eastern Rafah's al-Junaina neighborhood, two children and two women were killed when their residence was struck. A woman and child were among at least three fatalities resulting from an Israeli strike on a house in western Rafah's al-Brahma area. Additionally, five individuals were killed in separate attacks on a house and apartments in Rafah's eastern and western parts on Tuesday.

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