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Israel-Palestine Conflict — Old Video of Paraglider Crashing into High-voltage Electricity in South Korea, Wrongly Linked To Hamas Terrorists: Fact-Check

It has been claimed in a shared video that a paraglider belonging to the #Hamas brand crashed into high-voltage electricity during the ongoing conflict.

Verified profiles on the twitter, including, Joel Fischer (“@realJoelFischer“), wrote about the incident with the caption “Hamas paraglider crashes into high-voltage electric power line and Immediately met his 72 virgins.” He has received an about 38k views after sharing his views about the incident. Several other users agreed and claimed the same after resharing his twitter post. He later deleted his tweet.

What is the real truth about the Incident? : Fact

We did a proper research and analysis to find out the truth about the incident that was going viral across the social media during the ongoing confict between Israel and Hamas. Prominent figures on the social media are sharing an old South Korean videos purporting to show Hamas terrorists.

The truth about the video is that this video originates from South Korea, and is not at all related to the current Israel – Palestine conflict.

The actual incident took place near Seopjikoji Beach, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, on June 16, 2023. A tourist in his 60s who was paragliding in the area became entangled in a high-voltage wire about 16 metres away. An electrocution accident involving a current of about 22,900V occurred.

The specifics of the accident are being looked into by the police.

Here is the fact-checking link by “Bobae Dream” for quick reference related to this incident.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

The Intent Behind the Incident:

To gain attention, social media influencers are sharing old South Korean videos that they say show Hamas terrorists.

Conclusion

Claim: A video been circulated online purporting to show a paraglider from #Hamas crashing into high-voltage electricity during the ongoing conflict.

Fact: The truth is that the old video is from South Korea and has nothing to do with the current Israel – Palestine conflict.

Also read: Israel-Palestine Conflict — Old Video Showing People Carrying Imaginary Dead Person in Jordan, Falsely Linked To Palestinians: Fact-Check

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