FACT CHECK: X Video Does Not Show Recent Attack On The Israeli Embassy In Bahrain
A video shared on social media purportedly shows a recent attack on the Israeli Embassy In Bahrain.
BREAKING BREAKING 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨
The Israeli embassy in Bahrain is on fire…
— Ish Ahmad Yousafzai (@IshAhmaad) October 19, 2023
The claim is inaccurate. The video shows an attack on a police station in 2012.
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The Twitter post allegedly shows a video of violent protesters with masks throwing Molotov cocktails at an Embassy building. The caption reads, “BREAKING BREAKING. The Israeli embassy in Bahrain is on fire…”
The caption is inaccurate. There is no credible news report that suggests that this video was taken recently. Check Your Fact conducted a reverse image search that revealed the video was uploaded to YouTube in 2012. The building in the video was not the Israeli Embassy. Rather, it was a police station.
Google translated the title of the video, “The Revolution Media Center in Bahrain obtained scenes of a demonstrators attack on a police station on Sitra Island, south of the capital, Manama. It is reported that the attack occurred last Saturday (November 3, 2012). This attack came after Professor Hassan Mushaima’s health deteriorated in Al-Khalifiya prisons, as his cancer returned due to medical negligence in the prison.”
News reports at the time covered the story saying that about 60 young people attacked property in a town in Bahrain. The video shows an attack on Sitra Police Station, according to UPI. (RELATED: Video Of Pakistani Air Force Is Old)
This is not the first piece of misinformation surrounding the Israeli-Hamas conflict that has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim that Presidential candidate Nikki Haley has called for the U.S. to take in refugees from Gaza.
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