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2015 Photo Of Reporter Back On Air After Being Hit By Grenade Goes Viral Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Journalist reporting from Gaza after being hit in the face by an Israeli grenade.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker first ran a keyword search for “Hana Mahameed Israel attack”, which led us to this The Guardian news report, dated October 5, 2015, stating that Arab-Israeli TV journalist Hanna Mahameed went on air shortly after being hit in the face by a stun grenade during a clash between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters in east Jerusalem. “Mahameed, who works for Lebanese-based Al-Mayadeen TV, was allegedly hit by a projectile grenade fired by Israeli police… She later appeared on air with much of her face covered in bandages,” read the report.

“A TV journalist returned to work with her face bandaged after being hit by a projectile reportedly fired during a clash between Israeli police and demonstrators in East Jerusalem. Hana Mahameed, an Arab-Israeli reporter for Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV, appeared on screen with dressings on much of her face and neck, shortly after she was struck by a sound grenade allegedly fired by Israeli officers,” read an Independent report, dated October 5, 2015. Similar reports can be seen here and here, confirming that the viral photo is from October 2015.

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Result: Missing Context

Sources
The Guardian report, October 5, 2015
The Independent report, October 5, 2015
Daily Mail report, October 5, 2015


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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