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Fact-Check: Altered Image Passed Off as Actor Gal Gadot Condemning Israel

The original image was from 2018, and showed Gal Gadot carrying a board that said "#WeRemember."

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As the Israel-Hamas war continues, an image of actor Gal Gadot carrying a signboard that says "Zionism is the new Nazism" is being shared on the internet as a real one.

  • While several users have shared the image, others have claimed that it shows Gadot finally "speaking out the truth and state that Israel is a terrorist apartheid state."

The original image was from 2018, and showed Gal Gadot carrying a board that said "#WeRemember."

An archive of the post can be found here.

(Source: X (formerly Twitter)/Screenshot)

The post recorded around a million views on the platform at the time this story was being written. More archives of similar claims can be found here, here, and here.

What's the context?: A recent report said that the actor hosted a screening of a film at the Museum of Tolerance in the United States that showed the unedited footage of Hamas attacks on southern Israel. A fight broke out reportedly between pro-Israel and pro-Palestine supporters.

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Are these claims true?: No, the image is altered and is being shared with a false claim. The original image dated back to 2018 and showed Gadot carrying a board that said "#WeRemember" on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

What led us to the truth?: We performed a simple reverse image search and came across a similar image posted on the actor's official Instagram handle.

  • The photo was uploaded on 27 January 2018 and showed Gadot carrying a signboard that said "#WeRemember."

  • It was posted with a caption that said, "Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day to honor the victims of the Holocaust. May we never forget. #WeRemember."

Comparing both images: Team WebQoof compared the viral image and the one uploaded on Gadot's Instagram and found that the latter has been edited.

The original image was from 2018, and showed Gal Gadot carrying a board that said "#WeRemember."

A comparison clearly highlights the similarities.

(Source: Instagram/Screenshot/Altered by The Quint)

News reports: A report published in The Daily Mail said that Gadot was one of the people who posted a tribute on Instagram to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2018.

The original image was from 2018, and showed Gal Gadot carrying a board that said "#WeRemember."

The report was published on 28 January 2018.

(Source: Daily Mail/Screenshot)

Gadot expressed support for Israel: In an Instagram post that dated back to 8 October, the actor said that she stands with Israel and asked others to do so too.

Conclusion: It is clear that the image is altered and is being shared with a false claim.

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