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Gaza Hospital Attack: Viral Video Showing ‘Misfired Hamas Rocket’ Is From 2022

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.

Claim
Video of Hamas rocket misfiring, hitting a Gaza hospital.

Fact
Video dates back to August 2022.

Several social media users are circulating a video, claiming it shows the moment when a rocket by Palestinian militant organisation, Hamas, misfired, striking a hospital in Gaza.

An explosion at a hospital in Gaza reportedly killed at least 500 people on Tuesday, Reuters said, quoting the Hamas-run health ministry sources. Local authorities blamed Israeli airstrikes, while Israel alleged it was Hamas rockets misfiring.

The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here and here.

Also Read: Palestinians Faking Injuries In The Ongoing Conflict? No, The Viral Video Is From Medical Training Exercise In Gaza

Fact Check

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this tweet, dated August 7, 2022. A similar Facebook post and Twitter post, dated August 7, 2022, can be seen here and here, indicating that it is not a recent video.

We also came across this Australian Jewish News report, dated August 7, 2022, stating that a rocket launched by Palestinian terror operatives misfired and hit a Palestinian home in the Strip’s north, killing several people including children, according to Israeli military officials. A similar news report, dated August 6, 2022, can be seen here.

We could not independently ascertain the context of the video yet, but can confirm that it predates the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict and the October 17 Gaza hospital attack.

Also Read: 2013 Photo From Syria Falsely Linked To Israel-Palestine Conflict

Conclusion

2022 video falsely claimed to show Hamas rocket that misfired and struck a hospital in Gaza on October 17, 2023.

Result: False

Sources
Tweet, Faytuks News, August 7, 2022
Facebook post, August 7, 2022


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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.

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