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Israel-Palestine Conflict — Old Image Of Israeli Bombing on Gaza Falsely Being Linked To Ongoing War

A photo purporting to show a massive explosion from the ongoing Gaza bombing conflict between Israel and Palestine has been circulated.

@BittonRosen tweeted the picture of the huge explosion with the caption “Good night Gaza” on Oct 23,2023. It claimed that the picture is from the current conflict of Israel and Palestine. The tweet has received an about 30k views. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Reality about the Explosion? : Fact

After some investigation, we discovered that this is an old photo from March 2019, during a rocket fire battle between the Israeli Army and Hamas terrorists in Gaza. It is not related to the current war between Israel and Hamas.

The Guardian shared the image of fire and smoke billow above buildings in Gaza City during Israeli strikes. Following a rocket attack, Israel launches military bombs on Gaza. Amid fears of a new conflict in Gaza, Israeli forces and Hamas exchanged rocket fire.The article is more than 4 years old. It was published on March 25,2019.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers on social media are disseminating outdated photos as recent in an attempt to incite fear among residents of the impacted area.

Conclusion:

Claim : A photo purporting to depict a massive explosion from the ongoing Gaza bombing conflict between Israel and Palestine has been circulated.

Fact : This is an old photo from Gaza, where the Israeli Army and Hamas terrorists engaged in rocket fire in March 2019, according to our research. It is not related to the current Israel – Palestine conflict.

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