MIDDLE EAST

False posts share hoax 'Israeli strike' footage taken from a video game

Published on 14/06/2021 at 11:40

A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook posts that claim it shows Israeli air strikes during deadly fighting in Gaza in May 2021. The claim is false: the video  shows imagery from a war-themed online game and an unrelated clip that has circulated since 2009.