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Video Of Lebanese Youths Scaling Israeli Border Fence Is From 2021

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

Lebanese citizens climbing the Lebanon-Israel border fence to defend Palestine in its conflict with Israel.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker first ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this May 16, 2021 tweet, sharing the same video. A longer version of the video was also uploaded on Youtube on May 20, 2021.

A relevant keyword search led us to a Reuters photograph, dated May 15, 2021, stating, “Demonstrators gather during a protest to express solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Adaisseh village near the Lebanese-Israeli border, southern Lebanon.”

The photograph shows people climbing the wall with the large building in the background, as seen in the viral clip (left) and the Youtube video (right). Another Reuters photograph on the same date and showing the same location states, “Demonstrators climb a border wall during a protest to express solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Adaisseh village near the Lebanese-Israeli border, southern Lebanon.”

We also came across several news reports, seen here and here, from May 2021, stating that protesters were hurt along the Lebanon-Israel Border following a march in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. “Protesters scale and attach Palestinian and Lebanese Hezbollah movement flags to the Lebanon-Israel border wall during a demonstration to show solidarity with Palestinians on May 16 in Adaisseh, Lebanon,” read a caption to a photograph in a Newsweek report, dated May 19, 2021.

Also Read: Viral Video Of Palestinian Girl Breaking Down Is From 2021, Not 2023 Israel-Hamas Conflict

Result: Missing Context

Sources
Tweet, ree_mii2022, May 16, 2021
Reuters photograph, May 15, 2021
Newsweek report, May 19, 2021


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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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