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Israel-Palestine Conflict- Old Video Of Israeli Soldiers Holding A Child Resurfaced With False Claims: Fact-Check

A video purporting to show three-year-old kid being arrested by Israeli IOF Forces Armed with Rifles has gone viral, featuring men in uniform holding the child.

Verified accounts on twitter, including Sulaiman Ahmed (“@ShaykhSulaiman“) tweeted the 32 seconds video and claimed that the child aged three are arrested by Israeli military forces armed with rifles. The tweet was made on Oct 24, 2023 by the user. The post went viral and has reached to an almost 554.8k views on X. The archive can be read from above.

@jacksonhinklle wrote in caption “Israeli IOF forces ARREST a three year old Palestinian child!” after sharing the same video on twitter. The post reached to 1.6M users, contributing to the spread of the information.

Several other verified users like Kashif Arsalaan (“@KashifArsalaan“) tweeted Terrorists with no mercy are not even sparing innocent children. He also questioned in his tweet that what crime could this child have done to suffer like this.

In actuality, this is an old video from the West Bank from 2018, showing the Israeli soldiers holding the child. Even so, the child’s elder brother managed to free him from the soldiers’ grasp.

IMEMC NEWS published an article on March 28, 2018 and attached the same picture from the video clip.

A three-year-old Palestinian child was attacked by Israeli soldiers in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, and attempted to be abducted, according to a video released by nonviolent activist Raed Jihad Abu Rmeila.

In the footage, the soldiers are seen holding the terrified three-year-old Durgham Karam Maswada as he cries in front of his house in the Old City of Hebron, close to the Ibrahimi Mosque.

Additionally, it depicts the child’s elder brother managing to release him from the soldiers’ grasp, who were holding him despite  his cries.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Influencers are spreading outdated videos with incorrect information while claiming it to be recent in order to spread misinformation.


Claim : According to a video that has gone viral, Israeli IOF Forces Armed with Rifles arrested a three-year-old child. The video shows men in uniform holding the child.

Fact : It is an old video from 2018 showing Israeli soldiers holding the child in the West Bank. Even so, the child’s elder brother managed to free him from the soldiers’ hands.

Also Read : Israel-Palestine Conflict- Video Of People Protesting Against Spain’s PM Pedro Sánchez Falsely Linked To Palestine: Fact-Check

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