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Video From Egypt Falsely Shared as Hamas Militants 'Parachuting' Into Israel

This video is from Egypt and not from Israel as claimed.

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A video showing several parachutes landing on a huge building is going viral on the internet to claim that it shows Hamas fighters entering Israel.

The claim comes amid the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine.

This video is from Egypt and not from Israel as claimed.

An archive can be seen here.

(Source: X/Screenshot)

(Archives of similar claims can be found here, here and here.)

What's the truth?: The video is not from Israel.

  • It is from Egypt and shows the Military Academy in Cairo.

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How did we find out the truth?: We found a reply on a viral post on X (formerly Twitter) which stated that this video shows Egyptian Military Training Academy.

This video is from Egypt and not from Israel as claimed.

This reply was posted on 8 October.

(Source: X/Screenshot)

  • We also ran one of the keyframes of the video on Google Lens and translated the words written on the building entrance.

  • It reads, "Millitary College".

This video is from Egypt and not from Israel as claimed.

The building entrance reads, "Millitary College".

(Source: Google lens/Screenshot)

  • Taking a cue, we looked for this academy on Google maps and noticed that the building matches the one seen in the viral video.

  • Comparison between the viral video and images found on maps.

    (Source: Altered by The Quint)

We haven't been able to independently verify the context of video or when it was shot, but it definitely is not from Israel.

Conclusion: Clearly, a video from Egypt is being falsely shared as Hamas militants entering Israel in parachutes.

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