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Israel-Palestine Conflict— Video Of Algerian Football Club CR Belouizdad’s 10th League Championship Celebration Viral as Gaza: Fact-Check

A video of a Red sky and fire engulfing an entire city is being circulated, claiming to be from Gaza.

@1meesg_ tweeted the video on Oct 27, 2023 and claimed that it is a video from the recent conflict. Videos purporting to be from Gaza show a Red sky and fire engulfing a whole city. The post went viral and was viewed by an almost 969.3k user accounts. It was further reposted by 11.5k twitter users. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About the Video of Red sky and fire engulfing ? : Fact

In actuality, it depicts the celebration of Algerian football club CR Belouizdad’s tenth league championship.

This footage was taken in July 2023 when fans lit Red firecrackers to celebrate the championship. They have won the Algerian league four years in a row, and we observed that their supporters have celebrated each year in a similar way.

The same video was posted in the youtube channel on Jul 16, 2023.

After the championship, fans came out to the road and celebrated with Red firecrackers.

Check out the full video here:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Users are sharing old videos with fake claims about the ongoing conflict just to gain impressions and followers.

Conclusion:

Claim : A video showing a Red sky and fire throughout an entire city is being shared, claiming it is from Gaza.

Fact : This video is from July 2023 when after the championship, fans came out to the road and celebrated with Red firecrackers. They have won the Algerian league for consecutive 4 years, and we found similar celebrations for each year by their fans.

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