Over the past few days, photos and videos of Palestinian men and boys stripped and blindfolded, lined up and taken away in trucks by the Israeli army have been widely circulating on social media
Israeli accounts shared claims that these are surrendered hamas fighters
investigations and fact checking
Multiple fact checking agencies and activitis utitlized the videos and images circulating on social media to identify some of the detained, debunking Israeli claims that these are Hamas fighters.
Few of the recognized are Diaa al-Kahlout, a correspondent for Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (The New Arab) who was also taken away along with his brothers, The owner of an aluminium workshop, Munir Qishawi Al-Masry, and a trainee doctor, Nasr Imad Al-Madhoun.
The Israeli occupation army fabricated this picture, claiming they have abducted resistance fighters from inside the Kamal Edwan Hospital in northern Gaza and forced "to raise their arms and surrender".— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) December 14, 2023
After scrutiny, a trainee doctor, Nasr Imad Al-Madhoun, and a nurse working… pic.twitter.com/jISSmtx0IX
THESE ARE NOT HAMAS MEMBERS!— Muhammad Shehada (@muhammadshehad2) December 7, 2023
Among the identified detainees is prominent journalist Diaa al-Kahlout from al-Araby TV.
They were detained at a UN school turned shelter
Do journalists ever bother to do the tiniest bit of fact-checking & verification before amplifying propaganda? https://t.co/uypUybK6rL
Israeli propaganda fail, take 100 🎬— Ramy Abdu| رامي عبده (@RamAbdu) December 9, 2023
The Israeli colonial forces are sharing a video where the so-called Hamas fighters are handing over their guns. After the civilians being stripped naked of course, but still with their guns in their hands! Meanwhile, an Israeli soldier is… pic.twitter.com/GRs4CV5ktl
investigations and fact checks
#OpenProbe🧵| Hostages of all ages, from the elderly to the young, were forcibly stripped of their clothes. The IDF contended that these individuals, allegedly affiliated with Hamas, surrendered in Khan Yunis.— Eekad - إيكاد (@EekadFacts) December 11, 2023
📍These disturbing visuals triggered widespread outrage, prompting an… pic.twitter.com/Jih2PgFl9G
⭕Israeli accounts and pages published videos and images claiming to depict Hamas fighters surrendering themselves and their weapons to Israeli army in #Gaza.#Misbar analyzed the emerging Israeli narrative and found out that it is misleading.https://t.co/A63oMOF9pv pic.twitter.com/uh7BFu7pZO— Misbar (@misbar_en) December 12, 2023