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Israel-Palestine Conflict— Israeli Soldiers Running Away After Their Merkava Tank Received a Direct Hit From Hamas? Fact-Check 

An image of Israeli soldiers fleeing from a tank has gone viral, with the explanation being that the soldiers’ Merkava tank was hit by Palestinian freedom fighters.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @saracihan611 tweeted “Israeli soldiers running away after being hit by a tank #Filistin #Gaza #starlinkforgaza Abu Ubaidah Al Qassam Brigades Alhamdulillah Allahu Akbar #Gazze #KassamTugayları #IsraeliNewNazism #United4Palestine #Palestine” after sharing the video of the incident. The tweet post was made on Oct 29, 2023, which has reached to an about 100.7k user accounts. The viral post was reposted by more than 300 user accounts.

Several other accounts, including NAS (“@Call_me_NSSH“) claimed that the Israeli soldiers flee after their Merkava tank was directly hit by Palestinian freedom fighters. The post has reached to many users on X, contributing to the spread of the information. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About the Viral Video? : Fact

The truth is that this footage captures Russian soldiers fleeing a T-90M tank in Ukraine. It has nothing to do with terrorists from Hamas and Israeli tanks.

The video of the incident was posted in youtube on Oct 14, 2023 with the caption “Troops On T-90M Tank Flee After Running Over Mine”.

Check out the full video here:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Users are circulating old videos from Ukraine claiming to be from Gaza to set their propaganda against #Israel.

Conclusion:

Claim : A video of soldiers fleeing from a tank has gone viral, with the claim that the Israeli soldiers are fleeing after their Merkava tank was directly hit by Palestinian freedom fighters.

Fact : The truth is that this video shows Russian troops fleeing a T-90M tank in Ukraine. It is unrelated to Israeli tanks or Hamas terrorists.

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