Photo of Iraq father carrying girl misleadingly shared in 'Pray for Palestine' posts

Updated on 23/08/2022 at 11:52

After scores of children were killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza in August, a photo of a man walking down a rubble-strewn street with a young girl in his arms circulated in posts asking people to "pray for Palestine". However, the photo was taken in Mosul, Iraq in 2017. The photo has long circulated online in the wrong context, including in posts falsely linking it to the conflict in Afghanistan.