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Israel-Palestine Conflict — Old Video Of Child Rescue From Turkey-Syria Earthquake Circulated as Palestinian Kid: Fact-Check

A video purporting to depict a two-year-old Palestinian Child who was hit by Israeli strikes during the ongoing conflict has been circulated. The Child is seen smiling and drinking water.

The Muslim (“@TheMuslim786“), a verified account on twitter, tweeted the video on Oct 20,2023. The user mentioned in his post that his greatest substitute and sufficiency is Allah. He wished to free Palestinians from Israel Terrorists. His thoughts impressed people and has received an about 143.5k views on his tweet.

Several other profiles, some of which are verified accounts, including Md Ghalib (“@md_ghalib_“), Allah Islam Quran (“@AllahGreatQuran“), Zain Rajpoot (“@zain_rajpoot39“) shared the video with similar narrative, contributing to the spread of this information to more people. The archive can be read from above.

Is the video actually from the Current Israel- Palestine Conflict? : Fact

In actuality, this is an old video from the February 2023 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria. The ongoing Israel – PalestineConflict is unrelated to it.

We visited livemint which published an article on this incident on Feb 9,2023. The same picture was attached here, and they wrote that the best qualities in people are brought to light by tragedies, and the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria is no different. Over 17,000 people were killed by five powerful earthquakes in less than 48 hours, and hundreds of thousands more were injured and left helplessly under the debris. People worked for more than four days to save as many lives as they could.

“Little Muhammed was only freed after 45 hours. He was given water with a cap.” was posted as a caption in an article from Feb 9,2023.

D-Intent’s Fact- Checking Results:


Influencers are using emotional manipulation to spread outdated footage from the Turkey-Syria earthquake claiming to be from Palestine, in order to set their propaganda against Israel.


Claim : It has been claimed that a video of a toddler smiling and drinking water is of a Palestinian child who was hit by Israeli strikes during the ongoing conflict.

Fact : In reality, it is an old video from the Turkey-Syria Earthquake. It has no relation to current conflict between Israel and Palestine.

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