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This Video Does Not Depict Palestinians Staging a Fake Funeral Scene Amidst the Ongoing Gaza War

Misbar's Editorial Team Misbar's Editorial Team
29th May 2024
This Video Does Not Depict Palestinians Staging a Fake Funeral Scene Amidst the Ongoing Gaza War
The video features Jordanians during the COVID-19 curfew (X)

The Claim

Behind the scenes in Gaza. 

Emerging story

Recently, social media users have been circulating a video claiming to depict Palestinians faking funeral scenes during the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians faking funeral scenes during the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be misleading. The video is outdated, originally published in March 2020, and depicts a stunt devised by young Jordanian men to evade curfew restrictions imposed due to the spread of the Corona epidemic. They staged a fake funeral scene to leave their homes but fled as soon as they heard sirens.

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Jordanians Stage Fake Funeral During Curfew

Social media users have been circulating a video allegedly showing young Jordanians who devised a clever scheme to leave their homes during COVID-19 curfews. They staged a fake funeral procession, allowing them to walk the streets despite the restrictions.

The Israeli War on Gaza

As the genocidal war on the Gaza Strip enters its 235th consecutive day, the death toll has surpassed 36,000. On Tuesday, May 28, the Gaza Ministry of Health reported five massacres perpetrated by Israeli occupation forces in the region, resulting in 46 fatalities and 110 injuries admitted to hospitals within the last 24 hours.

The Ministry further explained that since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza, the death toll has risen to 36,960, with an additional 81,136 reported injured.

International Calls for Investigation Rise in Wake of Rafah Massacre

International organizations have condemned the Israeli massacres in Gaza, with the latest being the tragedy in Rafah, which claimed the lives of dozens of displaced people. Amnesty International has urged the International Criminal Court to investigate three Israeli airstrikes last month, resulting in the death of 44 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children.

Amnesty International said, “The documented cases illustrate a clear pattern of attacks over the past seven months, during which Israeli forces violated international law, killing Palestinian civilians with complete impunity and showing a callous disregard for human lives.”

Rafah Massacre

In response, UNRWA deemed the appalling images of the Rafah massacre and the significant loss of life, including children and women, as evidence that Gaza is “hell on earth.” The agency further stressed that “nowhere and no one is safe” in the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestine, Francesca Albanese, confirmed that Israel’s bombing of the displaced persons’ camp in Rafah constitutes “a blatant challenge to international law and the international system.” She called for imposing sanctions on Israel to end the “genocide,” saying that “the genocide in Gaza will not easily end without external pressure.”

Albanese added, “Israel must face sanctions, justice, suspension of agreements, trade, partnership and investments, as well as suspension of its participation in international forums.”

The bombing of a displacement camp in Rafah is a “flagrant challenge”

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