FAKE ALERT: Fake news spread under #StopIsraeliTerror hashtag on Twitter
Hashtag #StopIsraeliTerror was trending on top on Twitter in India yesterday.
Tweeting under this hashtag, a Twitter user by the name of ‘Mo.Riyaz’ shared an image of an injured baby to imply that the infant was injured by the Israel Army, recently.
#StopIsraeliTerror Peace Loving bhakts stand with terrorist https://t.co/9ukVA7RTl9
— Mo.riyaz (@Moriyaz59955459) 1573744131000
Using reverse-image search on Google, we found a tweet dated April 24, 2017, from the verified handle of MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) India which posted the same image saying that this baby, severely injured, was rescued from Mosul and that she was the only surviving member of her family.
#Iraq: This baby, rescued from west Mosul, was the only surviving member of her family. She received medical aid at… https://t.co/3OgknMjFGT
— MSF INDIA (@MSF_Ind) 1493033579000
The image was also used in a
report titled ‘After the battle: The unfolding of a disaster’ published by msf.org on July 11, 2018.
The report talks about military offensive led by an alliance of the Iraqi security forces and an international coalition to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city. In this article, the image is shared and credited to some Javier Rius Trigueros.
Times Fact Check has found that image of an injured baby from Mosul is being falsely shared as one injured by Israeli Army recently.
A Twitter user by the name of ‘Mohammad Nabout’ posted an image under hashtag #IsraeliCrimes. In the photo, a man can be seen pointing a gun at two youngsters, a man and a woman.
A Zionist settler aiming his gun at a Palestinian student, The Europeans and Americans calls this settler an “Isra… https://t.co/m9EQ1hETER
— Mohammad Nabout (@MohammadNaboutt) 1573242942000
Referring to the man with the gun as “Zionist settler”, Mohammad claimed that the man with the gun was aiming at two Palestine students.
TRUTH AND VERIFICATION
This image too is more than two years old and the individuals projected as Palestine students were actually terrorists armed with knives, who did not comply with a request made by community security officer to drop the weapons, forcing him to threaten them with a gun.
Using reverse-image search on Google, we found a news report dated January 29, 2017 on the website of Yeshiva World News.
Titled ‘VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Armed Terrorists Apprehended in Karnei Shomron’, the
report mentions how the community security officer neutralized the threat without injuries to anyone.
Here’s the video of the incident:
Times Fact Check has found that a two-year-old image is being used to falsely claim that Israeli Army threatened innocent Palestine civilians.