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Hebron, West Bank — Palestinian Woman Knife Attacker Was Shot Dead in 2015, Falsely Being Linked To Recent Unrest in Israel: Fact-Check

A few days ago, a disturbing image circulated on social media, showing a Palestinian dead woman identified as Dania Ersheid on the ground while security personnel appeared to be engaged in a discussion. The image was accompanied by a claim that an Israeli officer was nonchalantly drinking coffee next to the body of a 17-year-old Palestinian woman. This image was falsely linked to the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas terrorists.

The misleading narrative was propagated by several individuals and groups. However, accounts that were particularly instrumental in spreading this false information were @OSZTAL6 and @kingp638, @stairwayto3dom.

Source of the Image

The truth is, this is an old image from the Southern West Bank. The woman in the picture was shot dead by Israeli Security Forces (ISF) after she attacked them with a knife in Hebron in October 2015. The image has no connection to the ongoing October clash in Israel. She was shot dead by security forces in self-defence.

Even propagandist pro-Palestinian news websites such as [archive] and [archive], uploaded the image and reported the incident back then, without mentioning the false claim of an ISF officer drinking coffee near the body of a Palestinian woman. Also, a Twitter user @MickyRosenfeld tweeted about it in 2015.

Intent & Conclusion

Pro-Palestinian propaganda accounts have been circulating this old image of a Palestinian woman, Dania Ersheid with false claims to justify the terror acts committed by Hamas. This is done to create a fake narrative against Israel and trivialise the fact that Hamas is the aggressor. It also attempts to portray Palestinians as innocent victims.

In conclusion, the image of the dead woman and the Israeli officer is not recent and is being falsely linked to the ongoing unrest in Israel. It’s crucial to verify such sensitive images and their associated narratives before sharing them. Following a precise analysis and fact-checking, our team has reviewed the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread below.

Claim: An Israeli officer was seen drinking coffee next to the body of a 17-year-old Palestinian woman, Dania Ersheid, during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas terrorists.

Fact: The image is from October 2015 when Dania Ersheid was shot dead by ISF after she attacked them with a knife in Hebron, Southern West Bank.

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