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Israel-Palestine Conflict- Awareness Documentary Video Of “Médecins du Monde” Circulated as Palestinians Faking Injuries: Fact-Check 

A video has gone viral that purports to show people in Gaza putting on blood make-up for the cameras to put the blame on Israel.

@MeghUpdates tweeted the 56 seconds viral video and claimed that Actors and make-up artists are in greater demand in Gaza. The tweet was made on Oct 27, 2023. The post went viral and reached to an almost 521.3k user accounts on twitter.

Many other user profiles on X like @notomedia5 tweeted that the footage, which comes from Gaza, uses blood to make the cameras think that Israel is to blame.She further added, that there are actual victims as well, she thanked the hamas terror organisation too. According to her, these kinds of incidents have been captured for the cameras for years. She believed that the popular tags from the current conflict, including #gaza #fakeblood #pallywood #palestine #hamas #israel is related to the viral clip.

Verified user on twitter, Abhijit Majumder (“@abhijitmajumder“) tweeted the hashtag Pallywood after sharing the video on Oct 26, 2023. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Reality About the Make-Up Video? : Fact

After some investigation, we were able to find the complete version of the video, which features members of the French charity ‘Médecins du Monde, also known as ‘Doctors of the World, and special effects make-up artists applying colours to the bodies of various age groups in 2017 to draw attention to the dangers faced by residents in Gaza. This documentary raises awareness, but it has nothing to do with made-up injuries.

The youtube video was posted 6 years ago , which shows people from various age groups are applied some special effects of make-up to raise awareness of dangers faced by residents in Gaza.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Out-of-context videos with exaggerated claims are being shared by social media influencers to elevate their propaganda over the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Conclusion:

Claim : There is a video that has gone viral that purports to show people in Gaza using blood makeup to put the blame on Israel.

Fact : It actually features members of the French charity Médecins du Monde, also known as Doctors of the World, and special effects makeup artists applying colour to the bodies of various age groups in 2017 in an effort to raise awareness to the risks faced by the residents of Gaza. Despite being an awareness documentary, it has nothing to do with fictitious injuries.

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