A video showing several people standing around camera equipment is being presented as an example of Hamas-produced propaganda following the group’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
“These terrorists are dressing up as JEWISH soldiers to create fake videos about Israeli soldiers!” an Oct. 9 Instagram post sharing the video wrote. “Faking Propaganda!”
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In reality, this video was shared on TikTok in April 2022 by cinematographer Mohamad Awawdeh. Similar footage shared in June by Awawdeh on Instagram clarified in the caption that this was behind-the-scenes footage of a Palestinian short film about Ahmad Manasra, who has been imprisoned since he was 13 after an attempted murder conviction.
The footage has been used in misinformation before. In 2022, Reuters fact-checked a similar claim that it showed Palestinians staging a fake killing by Israeli soldiers.
We rate claims the video shows Hamas militants making propaganda False.