Are these videos really of Iranian attacks on Israel?

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Recently, photos and videos of Iran’s attacks on Israel have become viral on social media. In a post, a Facebook user uploaded three videos claiming that those visuals were from the recent attack of Iran on Israel.

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Let’s find the truth.

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We started our investigation by taking a screenshot of the first video in the post and conducting a reverse image search. Then we came across the viral video which was uploaded on a Twitter handle on 24th March, 2024. The tweet read, “Sevastopol in occupied Crimea looked nice shortly before midnight”.

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It’s worth mentioning that Sevastopol is a city and port in southern Ukraine.

Moving forward, we have done a relevant keyword search on YouTube and found a longer version of the same video uploaded on the YouTube channel of “The Telegraph” on March 24, 2024. The caption was, “Huge explosions rock Sevastopol after Ukrainian missile attack”.

The description section of the video read, “The Ukrainian military said it has hit two large Russian warships as well as other facilities used by the Russian navy in the Black Sea.

“The Defence Forces have successfully hit the Yamal and Azov landing ships, a communications centre and several infrastructure facilities belonging to the Russian Black Sea Fleet,” a Ukrainian military spokesman said.

The extent of the damage could not be immediately verified, but a Russian official in the region reported a major Ukrainian air attack and said more than 10 missiles had been shot down over the Black Sea port of Sevastopol”.

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Therefore, it is confirmed that the video is not from the recent attack on Israel by Iran, it’s an old video where Ukraine attacked on the Russian troops.

Now, we took a screenshot of the second video in the post and conducted a reverse image search. The result led us to a report published in the ‘Times Of Israel’ on April 14th. According to the report, the video is from Chile, North America.

It was mentioned in the report, Shayan Sardarizadeh, a BBC Verify journalist, tweeted about it.

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We found the same video on an Instagram account uploaded on February 4th, 2024. It also stated that the video was of a forest fire in Valparaiso area.

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Therefore, we can say that the video is not from the recent Iran Israel war.

Finally, by conducting a reverse image search of the screenshot from the third video we came across a YouTube video uploaded on 14th April,2024. The caption of the video read, “Two angles showing moment Iranian missiles hit a military base in Israel”.

A correspondent of Times of Israel tweeted the same video with the caption “Footage purportedly shows Iranian missiles impacting in the Negev area of southern Israel earlier” on 14th April,2024.

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From our investigation, we can say that the viral claim is partly false. The first and second videos in the viral post are not from Iran’s latest attack on Israel but from the Russian-Ukrainian war and a forest fire in Chile respectively.


Title:Are these videos really of Iranian attacks on Israel?

Written By: Fact Crescendo Team 

Result: Partly False

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