FACT CHECK: No, This Pro-Palestine Sign Does Not Defend Hamas Attack

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purportedly shows an image of a pro-Palestine protester with a sign that reads, “You don’t get to choose who we rape.”

Verdict: False

The image has been digitally altered.

Fact Check:

Houthi rebels in Yemen have recently launched a missile attack on a Belize-flagged ship, The Associated Press reported. The Houthis also claimed to have shot down an American drone.

A post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, alleges that a protester at a pro-Palestine event was carrying a sign that appears to defend Hamas actions on the Oct. 7 attack in Israel. The alleged sign includes a drawing of the Palestinian flag and dripping blood.

The caption reads, “You don’t get to choose how Israel responds! Hamas terrorists must be eliminated and destroyed!”

The claim is inaccurate. The photo has been altered. The original image was posted on Feb. 3 and does not show the same text.  The unedited sign reads, “You don’t get to choose how we resist.” (RELATED: Video Claims To Show Chinese Communist Party Destroying Mosque)

At Twitter account posted another version of the sign on Feb. 3 that says, “You don’t get to choose how we rape Jews” the caption appears to imply that the account edited the photo saying, “Here, I fixed it for her AND it even rhymes.”

This is not the first time misinformation was shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim Saudi Arabia and Qatar supported strikes on Houthis.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter