Was This Photo Taken During a Recent Street War Between Palestinians and Israelis

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Images of this car have widely been shared in various Whatsapp groups claiming to have been taken during a street war between Palestinians and Israelis.

With such tension as is the case right now in the Middle East, misinformation is expected to find its way.

Background

May 10, 2021 marked the third day since Israel stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque, injuring hundreds of Palestinian worshippers. This sparked an escalation between Israel and Hamas, a Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist movement that rules the Gaza Strip.

Israel is reported to have blasted Hamas security installations, killing senior military figures, among them, Gaza City brigade commander, Bassem Issa.  It also destroyed a 13-storey building in Gaza, having warned residents to evacuate it. Palestinian militants fired missiles targeting Tel Aviv in retaliation to the attack from Israel.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health has so far reported 83 deaths while 487 were wounded from the Israeli airstrikes.

Verification

A reverse image search to establish the basis of this image first took us to this tweet from May 11, 2021 with the same car. On the same day, this Facebook post described the image as being taken in Tel-Aviv after missiles fell from the Gaza Strip into the Israeli depths. Tel Aviv- Fao is an Israeli city along the Mediterranean coast.

Results from this search also feature an article by the Egypt Independent on May 11, 2021 with the same image giving developments from the bombing between Israelis and Palestinians.

Verdict

An image alleged to have been taken during the recent street war between Israelis and Palestinians is TRUE.

 

This story was produced by Africa Uncensored in partnership with Code for Africa with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.

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Nyakerario Omari

Nyakerario J. Omari is a Kenyan writer and journalist with a passion for in-depth stories told through documentaries. She has an interest in reporting matters concerning health, crime and human rights.