Amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, numerous distressing images and videos depicting destroyed homes, injured children, and more in Gaza are widely circulated on social media. One of the visual describes that a Palestinian mother descending the stairs of a crumbling structure, holding her child’s toy car.
The image is shared on Facebook with the caption: “You CAN NOT BREAK the Palestinian spirit”.
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE.
Upon conducting a reverse search, the NM team found the same image on a website — Siena International Photo Awards — an annual photography competition, organised by the non-profit association Art Photo Travel. As per the information available on its website, the photo earned the accolade of “Remarkable Artwork” in the 2020 Siena International Photo Awards, specifically in the category of “Documentary & Photojournalism.” The image, titled “Mother,” is described as being captured in Homs, Syria.
Thus, we can conclusively say that an old image from Syria is erroneously linked to the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict.
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