Israel-Palestine Conflict — Old Image Of Earthquake Victim From Nepal Circulated as War Victim in Gaza: Fact-Check 

One image purporting to be from Gaza depicts a dead man’s hand sticking out from concrete rubble debris. The image is claimed to be from the current Israel- Palestine conflict.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @Bernadotte22 shared the picture in a twitter post and tweeted “Shame on you #Gaza_Stained_with_Blood” in the caption. The tweet was made on Jan 25, 2024, which has received an about 259.5k views on X. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this is an old photo from Nepal that depicts a lifeless man’s hand sticking out from demolished concrete following a devastating earthquake that struck the country in 2015. It is unrelated to the Israel-Palestine conflict or Gaza.

We visited Reatz, which published an article on this incident with the headline “Relief fund for the Earthquake devastation in Nepal”. The earthquake occured on April 25, 2015 with a magnitude of 7.8 Mw/ 8.1Ms. On May 12, 2015, a significant aftershock with a different epicentre and a magnitude of 7.3 Mw struck parts of China, Bangladesh, and India in addition to the epicentre of the initial earthquake. Over 9,000 people lost their lives and over 25,000 were injured as a result of the earthquakes. shutterstock posted the image with the caption “Dead man hand sticking out of demolished concrete rubble debris after a catastrophic disaster earthquake (fictitious staged photograph)”.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating old sensitive images from different locations claiming to be from Gaza to set their narrative over the ongoing conflict. An image that shows a dead man’s hand sticking out of demolished concrete rubble debris has been shared claiming to be from Gaza. The truth is that this old photo, taken in Nepal in 2015, depicts a dead man’s hand  sticking out of demolished concrete following a devastating earthquake. Gaza and the Israel-Palestine conflict are unrelated to it.

Conclusion:

Fact : This is an old image from Nepal that depicts a dead man’s hand sticking out of demolished concrete following a catastrophic earthquake in 2015. It has nothing to do with Gaza or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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