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Viral Video Claiming To Show Missile Attack On Israel Is 9-Years-Old

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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

Yemen fired missiles at Israel the same time as Iran attack

Viral Video Claiming To Show Missile Attack On Israel Is 9-Years-Old

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Fact

Newschecker split the video into several keyframes and conducted a reverse image search on them, which led us to a video, published 9 years ago, in November 2014, claiming to show a GRAD missile attack on Donbass region by the Ukrainian army. 

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We also found another  video of the same attack on YouTube from December 3, 2014, with a caption that read, “Powerful night salvo from hail (sic)”.

We also found an X post by a handle called @Conflicts, dated, December 1, 2014, carrying a keyframe from the same video. “Massive Ukrainian Grad barrage against #NAF positions in eastern #Ukraine,” the X post read.

However, the YouTube link attached to the X post is not active.

Thus, the available evidence indicates that the video has been on the internet since 2014 and is not from the recent attack on Israel by Iran. 

Result: False

Our Sources
X post by @Conflicts, dated December 1, 2024
Video posted on Rutube.com, dated November 31, 2014
Video posted on YouTube by @ИА Оплот-Инфо, dated December 3, 2014


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Authors

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.

Pankaj Menon
Pankaj Menon
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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