Fact Check: Video from Egypt claiming Palestinians parachuting into Israel


Recently, a video titled “Real PUBG By Palestine” is being circulated on social media Facebook.

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What is being claimed?

The video suggests that following an unexpected attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Israel, their militants are now entering Israel from the sky, drawing a parallel to the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) video game where players parachute onto the battlefield.

Fact Check

Investigations by Rumor Scanner reveal that the video does not depict Hamas militants parachuting into Israel. It is actually a video from Egypt’s Military Academy.

A reverse image search identified a TikTok video posted by “ahmedsaied41” on September 24th, which matches the video in contention.

Screenshot: TikTok

Scrutiny of the TikTok profile suggests a potential military association. Another video tagged “#egypt” was uploaded by the same user on September 21st. This video is from the same location, but it showcases military helicopters and aircraft rather than paratroopers.

Screenshot: TikTok

Upon examining the content of the video, Arabic lettering on a building was observed. Translation of the text using Google Lens identified the phrase “Military College.”

Comparison by Rumor Scanner

Subsequent investigations linked this phrase to various images from Egypt’s Military Academy. A detailed analysis comparing these images with the video confirms a match.

Video Comparison by Rumor Scanner.

Bottom Line

On October 7th, Hamas launched missile attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip, igniting discussions about potential Hamas infiltration into Israel. Amid this discourse, the discussed video is being presented as Hamas fighters parachuting into Israel. However, findings determine that this video bears no connection to Hamas or Palestine. It is actually a video of Egypt’s Military Academy.

So, the video from Egypt’s Military Academy is inaccurately portrayed as depicting Palestinian fighters entering Israel by parachute; which is false.

Source

RS Team
Rumor Scanner Fact-Check Team
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