Don’t believe everything you see on the internet.
There’s a video going around purporting to be Palestinians putting their dead out for the public to see, when one scratches his nose.
Here’s the video:
The Palestinian lie.— זלמן וולף (@zalmanwolff) May 15, 2018
Or: When scratching your nose, you must scratch.
או: כשמגרד באף, חייבים לגרד. pic.twitter.com/kCZGX1fiKe
At first glance this is hilarious. I mean it seems like Palestinians can’t even get their dead to stay dead!
But with many things these days, we decided to do a bit more digging to see if this really was what it claimed to be.
And it’s not.
First of all, Walid Shoebat tells us that the dialect of Arabic spoken is clearly Egyptian, which led him to believe it was fake.
Further investigation found that this video is indeed a HOAX:
This is a vicious hoax. The video is from 2013 and it's from a mock funeral demonstration at Al-Azhar University in Egypt. Nothing to do with Gaza. Original 2013 video on YouTube here: https://t.co/yknl0VXJWQ https://t.co/HgjEAVRr2v— Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah) May 16, 2018
Here’s the Youtube video that he links to. Indeed it is Egyptian and from October of 2013, just as he says:
So there you have it. It’s a hoax.