A sniper’s bullet striking a soldier’s helmet was captured on camera, claiming that Captain Yair Netanyahu, the nephew of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was killed by a sniper.
Verified accounts on twitter, including Ruheen Bi (“@iamruheen“) shared the video claiming Captain Yair Netanyahu, the nephew of the Israeli prime minister, was handled like the filthy animal he is. He also added to free Palestine from Israel. It has reached to an almost 74.8k views on twitter.
The Prime Minister's nephew of the Israelis.— Ruheen Bi (@iamruheen) November 12, 2023
Captain(sh!t head) Yair Netanyahu got put down like the filthy animal he is.
In the back of the head of this terrorist. 😏😂✌️#Hizbullah #IsraelTerrorism #FreePalestineFromIsrael #حماس_تمثل_أمة_الإسلام #حزب_الله_لبنان #ولعت_ولعت… pic.twitter.com/akFUybmyf5
Real Truth About the Incident : Fact
In reality, this is an old clip from 2019 showing a Gaza sniper hitting an IDF officer in the helmet. There is no proof that Netanyahu’s nephew has passed away, despite reports from pro-Palestine media.
IDF Staff Sgt. Yair Nifousy, 20, of the 101st Battalion of Paratroopers from Adi, passes away in Gaza, according to the Times of Israel. But, it did not confirm that he was the nephew of the Prime Minister.
We further visited Times of Israel to get more information on the incident. The article was published on Feb 3,2019. The company commander of the Paratroopers Brigade was shot on January 22 during a riot near the southern Gaza border by a gunman affiliated with the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is supported by Iran. The officer’s helmet was impacted by the bullet, sparing his life.
The cop is seen shooting with his rifle from a berm across from the Gaza border in the video that Al-Mayadeen released. A moment later, there is a loud bang followed by the sight of the sniper’s bullet striking the serviceman’s helmet and creating a plume of smoke and broken glass. After that, he grabs his head and hides.
D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:
1329— D-Intent Data (@dintentdata) November 12, 2023
FACT: A video of a soldier's helmet being hit by a sniper's bullet was shared with a misleading claim that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's nephew, Captain Yair Netanyahu, got killed by a sniper recently. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/UNUtfeSLn9
Anti-Israel accounts are disseminating outdated footage with fabricated allegations while concealing the whole truth in an attempt to impact the ongoing Israel -Palestine Conflict.
Claim : A video purporting to show that Captain Yair Netanyahu, the nephew of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was recently killed by a sniper was circulated showing a soldier’s helmet being struck by a bullet.
Fact : It is an old clip from 2019 showing a Gaza sniper hitting an IDF officer in the helmet.