Did Israel set a dog on Palestinians performing prayer?

CLAIM: The video shows that Israel set a dog on Palestinians while they were performing prayer.

FALSE

According to the claim shared on social media, the dog was set on Palestinians by Israeli forces. The video, which was shared by a user on 15 May 2020 on Twitter, got almost 6,500 likes.

The video appeared on the website of İstiklal on 12 May 2020 with the same claim.

It is obvious that the video in the claim was shared by a channel called Media elshar3 on YouTube on 1 March 2020. The explanation of the post says that the video is a short film and shows the miracle experienced after the attack of a dog to people praying.

The video shows that the dog which was set on people performing prayer calmed down and did not harm those people. The same channel shared short films before. People in the video played a role in other films.

Media elshar3 defines itself as “the acting channel aiming at creating Arabic content”. The claim was refuted on the website Annahar, saying that the video is a part of a short film.

This video is fictional; however, in the previous years, the Israel army used dogs against Palestinians.

In conclusion, the claim is not true. The post in question is an example of a false connection.

Sources

YouTube, The video’s original version, 1 March 2020

YouTube, “About” part of the channel

YouTube, The event experienced before, 18 February 2018

Annahar, The news about the video being a short film, May 2020

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Translation: Hilal Ebru Yakar

Sources

YouTube, The video’s original version, 1 March 2020

YouTube, “About” part of the channel

YouTube, The event experienced before, 18 February 2018

Annahar, The news about the video being a short film, May 2020

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Translation: Hilal Ebru Yakar