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Brooklyn, US— Hamas Supporters Set Fire To a Tube Carriage on Subway? Fact-Check

The false claim that Hamas supporters set fire to a Tube carriage on the subway in the early hours of Christmas Day, trapping terrified passengers inside, has been spread along with a video of the Brooklyn fire.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @ajaychauhan41 tweeted “New York – In the early hours of Christmas Day, Hamas fans set fire to a Tube carriage on the subway, trapping terrified passengers inside. The report says that 9 people are seriously injured.” on Dec 25, 2023. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that the fire’s cause is being looked into. As the train approached the station, firefighters believe that trash on the tracks started the fire. It didn’t mention of involvement of Hamas supporters.

An article was published regarding this incident on Dec 25, 2023 with the headline “Fire underneath train causes smoke to fill subway station in Downtown Brooklyn”.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating false claims to create panic among people. Some have circulated a video of the fire in Brooklyn along with the false allegation that Hamas supporters set fire to a Tube carriage on the subway in the early hours of Christmas Day, trapping inside terrified passengers. But, after proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that indeed, an investigation is underway to determine what caused the fire. While the train was pulling into the station, firefighters think that trash on the tracks started the fire. There is no evidence of involvement of Hamas supporters.

Conclusion:

Fact : The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters believe trash on the tracks caused the fire as the train approached the station. There are no reports of Hamas supporters being involved.

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