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Old Photo From Yemen Falsely Shared As Palestinian Boy Dragging Dead Sister’s Body

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

Distressing photo of a Palestinian boy dragging his elder sister’s body home after she was shot by Israeli snipers when the siblings went to fetch water.

Distressing photo of a Palestinian boy dragging his elder sister’s body home after she was shot by Israeli snipers when the siblings went to fetch water.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of the viral photo, which led us to a tweet by the Yemen Embassy in The Hague, dated November 21, 2021, sharing the viral photo, among others, as evidence of Houthi war crimes against children.

A relevant keyword search led us to this Middle East Monitor report, dated August 18, 2020, stating, “A young girl was targeted allegedly by a Houthi sniper while fetching water for her family in the Yemeni city of Taiz yesterday. Horrific images have been shared on social media leading to widespread anger and condemnation. The pictures show a young girl believed to be nine or ten years old, named as Ruwaida Saleh, after she was shot in the head while carrying a 20-litre water container. Another child, her brother, is then seen dragging her body away from the scene.”

Distressing photo of a Palestinian boy dragging his elder sister’s body home after she was shot by Israeli snipers when the siblings went to fetch water.

The report stated that according to local journalists and news sources, the girl survived the attack. Similar reports can be seen here and here, confirming that the viral photo is not related to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Also Read: Anti-Government Protests In Spain Shared As Pro-Palestine Rally

Result: False

Sources
Tweet, Yemen Embassy in The Hague, November 21, 2021
Middle East Monitor report, August 18, 2020


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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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