Hundreds of civilians were killed when the Palestinian Islamist organization Hamas unexpectedly attacked Israel from the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023. In retaliation, Israel declared war on Hamas and launched air and ground attacks on Gaza, killing more than 11,500 Palestinians to date. There are tonnes of pictures and videos on the internet that connect it to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
The third batch of American aid to the Palestinian children has arrived..#Gaza_Genocide #IsraeliNewNazism #isreal_is_ISIS #طوفان_الأقصى #أبوعبيدة #كتائب_االقسام #غزة_تحت_القصف #غزة_تُباد pic.twitter.com/S9uuNt8frT
— Mohamed Hashim (@Mohamed30407061) December 6, 2023
In this case, an image showing several bombs is going viral to claim that it shows arms sent by the USA to Israel amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. This post has garnered around 4.5M views as of now while writing this article. You can view related posts with similar claims here, here, here, and here.
What’s the truth?
We discovered an old image shared by the picture stock website Alamy when we conducted a reverse image search on the popular image.
The image was captioned as “More than 80 Blu-109 and Mark-84 bombs sit on display at the Wolf Pack Munitions Storage Area, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, following a successful emergency destruction of munitions simulation, Oct. 23, 2014.”
While advancing our search we found the same image on the Kunsa Air Base website with same details as published on the Alamy website.
Furthermore, the picture matched the viral image exactly but was from 2014. Therefore, the image has nothing to do with the US aid or the ongoing conflicts between Israel and Palestine, and the claims made by the viral image are untrue.
All this information clarifies that the viral claims stating that America sending bombs to the children of Palestine are completely false and untrue.
Thus we conclude that false narratives are spread along with an old image from the Republic of Korea’s Kunsan Air Base. The picture is actually from 2014, and it has nothing to do with the war that’s going on right now between Israel and Palestine or with US aid.