A video is being circulated claiming “High Profile Israeli Generals were captured by Hamas”.
A desert music festival near Gaza turned into a horror when Hamas militants stormed southern Israel on October 7, according to a media report 260 peoples were killed in the attack.
Inorder to verify the claim we analyzed keyframes and performed a reverse image search on various search engines.
Through the utilization of reverse imaging techniques it was determined that this video was posted on October 5, 2023 in the verified Official Channel of DTX, just two days prior to the Hamas attack in Israel, and it bears the title in Azerbaijani language, that translates to “Persons organising the activities of illegal armed groups in Karabakh were arrested.”
On closer inspection Azarbaijan flag can also bee seen on Uniformed soldiers.
Dövlət Təhlükəsizliyi Xidmətinin Mətbuat xidmətinin məlumatı— Dövlət Təhlükəsizliyi Xidməti (@DTX_Azerbaijan) October 5, 2023
Qarabağ ərazisində qanunsuz silahlı birləşmələr yaradaraq onların fəaliyyətini təşkil edən şəxslər həbs edilmişlər.
Ətraflı: https://t.co/TmtRNaeTSj pic.twitter.com/VnDry1mzGG
Our research confirmed that old unrelated video was shared in a context about advancement of “Hamas Militants” in Israel.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Actor||Social Media Users / Pro-Palestinian Accounts|
|Behavior||Advancement of Hamas Militants|
|Degree||The targeted audience of the post was general public. The disinformation was spread on Twitter and Facebook mainly.|
|Effect||Unrelated videos were circulated to claim advancement of Hamas against Israel.|