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Israel-Palestine Conflict | Tank Belonging To The Israeli Army Blown Up By Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades? Fact-Check

A violent video showing a tank being blown up has gone viral, purporting to show that a hand grenade from Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades was thrown into an Israeli Army tank’s barrel.

@siyahinci208 claimed in the twitter post that Terrorists’ tank barrel was hit by a hand grenade that Al Qassam Brigades threw into it after sharing the 18-seconds video. The post was made on Nov 5, 2023, which has received an about 70.2k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @eii2uc claimed the same after sharing the video. The post was reposted by more than 1k user accounts, contributing to the spread of the information. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About the Video? : Fact

The truth is that this is an outdated video from Syria.

An article was published by dailystar on July 20, 2019 , which shared the image from the incident. It was clarified that the clip is uploaded in Youtube in 2013.

The truth is that this is an outdated video from Syria. A Syrian rebel is seen in this video from 2013 blowing up a tank using a hand grenade. It’s unrelated to the Hamas terrorists targeting Israeli tanks from the ongoing conflict. This old footage went viral after the al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas claimed to have destroyed six Israeli tanks recently.

Check out the full video here:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Misinformation propaganda accounts are circulating old videos from Syria with false claims to target Israel.

Conclusion:

Claim : An Israeli Army tank’s barrel was allegedly hit by a hand grenade thrown by Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades, according to a violent video that went viral.

Fact : It’s a fact that this is an outdated Syrian video. In this 2013 video, a Syrian rebel explodes a tank using a hand grenade. It has nothing to do with the ongoing conflict in which Israeli tanks are being targeted by Hamas terrorists. After the al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas claimed to have recently destroyed six Israeli tanks, an old video began to circulate.

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