Does a video shared on social media show a "failed Hamas rocket launch" striking a hospital in Gaza on October 17, 2023? No, that's not true: The clip was widely shared more than a year earlier in August 2022. At the time, it was reported to be a failed rocket launch by Islamic Jihad that caused an explosion in Jabaliya in northern Gaza, injuring several children, the Israeli military said.
🔴BREAKING: Initial investigation by IDF shows explosion at the hospital in Gaza was caused by a failed Hamas rocket launch. (See video of the failed launch) - HN
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@annas99999 תיעוד מהשיגור הכושל שגרםלהרוגים ב׳גבליה בעזה | видео неудачного запуска ракеты из анклава попадения ракеты в дом в Секторе Газа #израиль #войнавизраиле #עלותהשחר #אזעקה #обстрелизраиля #железныйкупол #операциярассвет ♬ оригинальный звук - AnnaS
First, Islamic Jihad launches a failed missile at Israel that hits the Palestinian population in Jabaliya and kills children, and then they release a reports accusing the IDF of killing those same children they killed!-- יוסף חדאד - Yoseph Haddad (@YosephHaddad) August 6, 2022
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