FACT CHECK: Post Showing Egyptian Aid To Gaza Is From 2014
A post shared on Facebook claims to show Egyptian aid to Gaza in the current conflict.
The image is from 2014. It shows a Russian convoy going into the Donbas, not an Egyptian one.
Gaza, the area under the control of the Hamas terrorist organization, is undergoing a humanitarian crisis as Israel carries out airstrikes and is preparing for an invasion of the area, according to the New York Times. This comes as the death toll from the Hamas attack on southern Israel climbs to over 1,400, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The Facebook image claims to show an Egyptian humanitarian convoy heading to Gaza. The image caption reads,”In direct action against Israel, the Egyptian President orders a huge humanitarian convoy to Gaza, even after Israel has bombed the Rafah crossing. The Crossing will open when the convoy will arrive. We will see if Israel really bombs the aid convoy, as they promised.”
This image, however, predates the Israeli-Hamas conflict by nearly a decade and is in a different country altogether. Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact found that the image shows a Russian aid convoy going into eastern Ukraine. (RELATED: Video Claiming Showing Israeli Missile Attack On Gaza Predates The Current Conflict)
“A convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid moves from Voronezh towards Rostov-on-Don, Russia, early Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Russia on Tuesday dispatched some hundreds of trucks, although only a small proportion were counted in this convoy, covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine,” reads the image description.
Reporting from the time indicates that the convoy stopped short of the border, while Russian military vehicles entered Ukraine, according to The Guardian. The convoy later entered the country roughly a week later, in which Ukraine condemned as an “invasion,” the outlet reported.