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Israel-Palestine Conflict- Old Image Of Young Yemeni Girl Shot By a Houthi Sniper in Taiz Viral as Palestinian: Fact-Check

According to a disturbing photo of a dead child being dragged, two Palestinian children were shot and killed by Israeli troops while going to fetch water.

Verified accounts on twitter, including Rezina Sultana (“@RezinaSultana29“) claimed that Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian children who were going to get water; her younger brother carried his older sister’s body home. The user also questioned whether the Hamas did hide in the bucket or not. The tweet was made on Nov 15, 2023, which has received an about more than 3k views on X.

haya (“@haya0ha“) tweeted “Two Palestinian children went to fetch water but were shot dead by israeli troops; her little brother dragged his big sister’s body home”.

Several other accounts, including Asma Shirazi (“@asmashirazi“), @MYusuf207799, haya (“@haya0ha“), maram (“@maram0zm“), @swilkinsonbc, @ashoswai claimed that after two Palestinian children were shot dead by Israeli troops while going to get water, her younger brother carried his older sister’s body home. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this photo was taken in Taiz, Yemen in 2020, and it depicts a young girl who was shot and killed by a Houthi sniper while fetching water for her family. The picture is old and has nothing to do with Israeli troops or Palestinian children.

Yemen Details (“@DetailsYemen“) tweeted “Breaking Hearts.. Photo for a child pulling a little girl was killed by a Houthi sniper in #Yemen‘s Taiz city.” . The tweet was made on Aug 18, 2020.

An article was published on Aug 18, 2020, which shared the same image from the incident with the headline “Yemen girl shot by Houthi sniper while fetching water in Taiz”.

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D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Misinformation propaganda accounts are circulating old visuals from Yemen claiming to be from the Israel-Palestine conflict to set their propaganda against Israel.

Conclusion:

Claim : A sensitive image of a dead child being dragged has been circulated, with the claim that two Palestinian children went to fetch water but were shot dead by Israeli troops.

Fact : The image is from Yemen, and it depicts a young girl being targeted by a Houthi sniper while fetching water for her family in the Yemeni city of Taiz in 2020. The photograph is not recent and has nothing to do with Palestinian children or Israeli soldiers.

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