Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Yemeni Missiles Launched At Israel On April 13, 2024 -- Clip Has Been On The Internet Since 2015

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Yemeni Missiles Launched At Israel On April 13, 2024 -- Clip Has Been On The Internet Since 2015 Old Footage

Does a video show missiles being launched by Yemen at Israel on April 13, 2024? No, that's not true: The video has been on the internet as far back as 2015 and on YouTube since 2016. The original video did not have the flag of Iran in the top right hand corner. The video had nothing to do with the attack launched by Iran against Israel in mid-April, 2024.

The claim appeared in a post (archived here) where it was published on X, formerly known as Twitter, on April 13, 2024. The caption on the post read:

After the launch of suicide drones by #Iranians towards #ısrael, Yemen has also launched missiles at Israel. Tel Aviv is on high alert and Iron Dome is ready. World War III or not, but this will definitely have an impact on oil prices in the world. Difficult days ahead for us!
#Iran #Israel #WorldWar3 #WorldWarIII #Oil

This is what the post looked like on X at the time of writing:

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Twitter screenshot

(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Mon Apr 15 17:16:01 2024 UTC)

Using this image from the video, a Google lens search (archived here) returned a link to a video published on YouTube on April 14, 2016:

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The video posted on X is a clip of the final 30 seconds of the one-minute video posted on YouTube:

The video was also posted on the internet in 2015 and was cited on a Russian website in 2020 with the same image here (archived here).

There is no evidence that Yemen was involved in Iran's overnight attack against Israel on April 13-14, 2024, as this Google news search shows (archived here).

Other Lead Stories fact checks of claims about Iran and Israel can be found here.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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