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Old Video Of Jordanians Faking Funeral To Escape Covid Lockdown Falsely Linked To Israel-Palestine 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

Palestinians fake a funeral procession amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this Arabic news report from UAE-based media outlet, Al Roeya, dated March 24, 2020, stating that a group of youths in Jordan staged a fake funeral to get around the country’s Covid-19 restrictions.

We then ran a relevant keyword search, which led us to a tweet by another UAE-based media outlet, 24.ae, dated March 24, 2020, sharing the video of the fake funeral.

Jordan-based newspaper, Roya News English, too, posted the video on Facebook on March 23, 2020, stating, “Fake funeral! People still breaching the law despite the warnings”, which confirmed that the viral video is not related to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Also Read: Old Video From 2022 Falsely Shared As US Navy Carrying F-16 fighter jets to Israel

Result: False

Sources
Al Roeya report, March 24, 2020
24.ar tweet, March 24, 2020
Roya News English post, Facebook, March 23, 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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