FACT CHECK: Viral X Image Does Not Show Pro-Palestinian Protest Calling For ‘End To Genocide’ In Israel
A viral image shared on X, formerly Twitter, purports to show a pro-Palestinian protest in Israel calling for an “end to the genocide.”
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The image shows a rally in Tel Aviv where protestors demanded the release of hostages being held by Hamas, according to Haaretz and Reuters, respectively.
Three people were killed and another 16 were injured during a Nov. 30 shooting at a bus stop on the outskirts of Jerusalem, according to Israeli police, Al Jazeera reported. Hamas has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Times of Israel indicated.
The X image, viewed over 100,000 times, purports to show a pro-Palestinian protest in Israel calling for an “end to the genocide.” Thousands of people can be seen lining the streets in the image.
The image does not show a pro-Palestinian protest in Israel, however. A reverse image search led Check Your Fact to a Nov. 11 Haaretz article featuring the same image. The image’s caption indicates it shows protestors gathered for a rally in Tel Aviv demanding the release of hostages being held by Hamas.
Check Your Fact also found a video of the protest published via Reuters on Nov. 12.
“Thousands of demonstrators demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening (November 11), demanding the release of hostages held by Hamas since October 7,” a translation of the video’s caption reads.
According to the Times of Israel, the rally took place at the square in front of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and extended to nearby streets. (RELATED: Photo Of Israeli Troops Arresting A Child Is From 2014)
Check Your Fact has contacted the Israel Police for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.