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Viral Video Shows Tile-Breaking Tool, Not IDF Method To ‘Bury Terrorists In Tunnels’

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

Israeli military’s method to bury terrorists in ‘Hamas hideout’ tunnels.

The archived version of the tweets can be seen here.

Fact

Newshecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this Youtube video by Interesting Engineering, dated September 4, 2023, which predates the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict that began on October 7, 2023. The description states that the video shows an interesting device that is used to remove the old tile layers from a chimney.

We came across this X post by the World of Engineering, calling it a rotary tile breaking tool. Similar posts can be seen here and here, confirming that the video shows a tool that is used to speed up the process of removing clay flue tiles and is not related to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Also Read: Old Photo Of Child Amputee From Syria Falsely Linked To Israel-Hamas Conflict

Result: False

Sources
Youtube video, Interesting Engineering, September 4, 2023
Twitter video, World Of Engineering, November 9, 2023


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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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