FACT CHECK: No, Video Does Not Show IDF Troops Celebrating Iranian President’s Helicopter Crash

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter
A video shared on Facebook claims to show Israeli troops celebrating the Iranian president’s helicopter crash.

Verdict: False

The video is from at least 2021. It is not related to the Iranian president’s helicopter crash.

Fact Check:

The Iranian president and foreign minister died in a helicopter crash, according to The Associated Press. Elections for his replacement are due to take place next month, the outlet reported.

Social media users are sharing a video of Israeli troops dancing, claiming it shows them celebrating the Iranian president’s death.

“Watch |Upon hearing reports of the Iranian president’s helicopter crash, Israeli occupation soldiers in Gaza uploaded footage of themselves celebrating and dancing,” reads one post.

This claim is false. Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact found that the video has been circulating since 2021, years before the helicopter crash. The video was posted to YouTube in December 2021.

Interesting: the soldiers dance Yemenite,” reads the video title. The video description appears to note that it is connected to “‘Lairs’ group of Yemenite Jewry.”

Logically Facts and the Quint also debunked this claim. (RELATED: Video Claims To Show US Destroyer Hit By Houthi Missile)

Elias Atienza

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