Old photo of Israeli airstrikes in Palestine shared misleadingly

Recently, a picture claiming that ‘Israeli aircraft forces are commencing airstrikes in Palestinian territory‘ has been disseminated on the Social Media Facebook. 

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Fact-Check

According to Rumor Scanner’s investigation the picture circulated on Facebook, alleging Israeli airstrikes in Palestine, is not recent, rather it dates back to the year 2021 when Israeli aircraft forces carried out an attack on the southern Gaza Strip in Palestine. 

At the beginning of the investigation, We found a report with the similar image titled ‘Palestinian rocket fire, Israeli strikes in Gaza run into  second day,’ published on May 11, 2021, on the website of the international news agency ‘Reuters.

Screenshot Comparison by Rumor Scanner 

According to the report, the mentioned picture is from May 11, 2021, when Israeli aircraft forces initiated an attack on the southern Gaza Strip in Palestine. 

Further searches another international news outlet, Euronews, published a report titled ‘Timeline – Hamas and Israel: a history of confrontation‘ on May 14, 2021, which also featured the same image.

Screenshot : Euronews 

Basically, a picture alleging an Israeli aircraft attack on Palestine has recently been circulating on Facebook. However, upon investigation by the fact-checking team, it has been determined that this picture is not recent but rather from over two years ago. It was taken during the Israeli aircraft forces’ attack on the southern Gaza Strip in Palestine on May 11, 2021. 

So, an old photo of Israeli airstrikes in Palestine shared as the recent attack of Israel in Palestine, which is misleading.

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