This video shows Israeli soldiers trying to stop a tyre in Palestinian territories

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A video viewed thousands of times is circulating in Facebook posts that claim it shows a group of soldiers in Myanmar trying in vain to stop a large tyre rolling down the street. The posts mock the soldiers for the apparent gaffe. In fact, the clip shows Israeli military personnel in the Palestinian territories.

The video was published here on Facebook on February 15, 2022.

The Burmese-language post reads: "MAL military dogs' heads are full of shit".

"MAL" refers to Myanmar's powerful military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

The country has been turmoil since Myanmar's military -- locally known as Tatmadaw -- seized power from the civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, 2021.

A screenshot of the misleading post, taken on February 16, 2022

Comments on the video suggested some users were misled by the video.

"Those military dogs don't think as human does," a Burmese-language caption reads.

The video was also viewed more than 19,000 times on Facebook here and here alongside a similar claim.

In fact, the video shows Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian territories.

A keyword search on Google found this YouTube video uploaded by Palestinian journalist Mohamed Awad.

The post is about clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians on June 6, 2014 in the village of Beit Ummar near Hebron.

The Arabic-language title reads: "Video of the moment an occupying soldier fell after hitting a tyre in Beit Ummar on Friday 6.6.2014".

The video was also published here by an Arabic media outlet in 2014, which credited the footage to Awad for the footage.

Below is a screenshot comparison of the video in the misleading posts (left) and the YouTube video (right).

Screenshot comparison between the misleading video (L) and the YouTube video (R)

A car license plate can be seen at the video's 15-second mark matches the license plate style in the Palestinian territories.

March 4, 2022 This article has been updated to add metadata.