Revealed: The fake Israel and Gaza videos being shared on social media

Watch: The fake Israel and Gaza videos flooding social media

Social media users are being warned to be wary of fake videos of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

A number of clips have been posted online falsely claiming to have been filmed in the Middle East in the past few days.


Hundreds of people from both sides have been killed since Hamas militants launched a wave of surprise attacks on Israeli soil close to the Gaza Strip.

Israel says at least 1,000 people were killed in the Hamas attacks launched on Saturday, while Palestinian officials said at least 770 people in Gaza have been killed in Israeli air strikes in the past few days.

A fake clip of war planes flying is in fact from a video game simulation. (X/YouTube/Yahoo)


A clip showing a barrage of rocket fire is actually from a video game. (X/YouTube/Yahoo)

Several social media accounts have posted fake clips that falsely claim to show footage from the conflict.

In one such clip, shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, by Paul Golding, leader of the far-right political party Britain First, war planes fly overhead.

In his post, Golding wrote: "Israel is about to rain down hellfire on Gaza."

However, in fact, the footage was actually created in a video game simulator and previously posted on TikTok.

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Another fake video shows what appears to be a barrage of rockets being fired skywards, with some X users claiming it depicted a "new air assault on parts of Israel" by Hamas militants.

A still from a fake clip on social media that falsely claims to show Israeli leaders being held by Hamas. (X/YouTube/Yahoo)

But the footage, once more, is from a video game, this time Arma 3, and was posted on YouTube in February 2022.

In another fake clip posted on X, it is claimed that Israeli generals are being captured by Hamas fighters.

However, the clip actually shows Azerbaijan detaining Karabahk separatist leaders.