A video is going viral amid the Hamas-Israel conflict. In the video, it is shown that men are entering the room dragging people out, and pointing weapons at children.
The claim made by the user
Visegrad 24, an account of a digital media portal (Aggregating and curating news, politics, and current affairs), shared a video on the X platform and wrote “Hamas is entering the homes of men in Gaza to drag them out and force them to fight against the Israeli Army which is advancing in northern Gaza. It’s quite possible that these children will never see their father again. Hamas must be stopped”
The claim made by other users
Other users are also sharing the same video while making similar claims.
DFRAC team converted the video into some keyframes and reverse-searched it on Google. We found some media reports during this process
We found a media report from m.sa24 in which they stated: “The UAE transitional militia launched a campaign of raids on dozens of homes in the city of Mukalla, at dawn on Tuesday, under the pretext of arresting wanted security”.
Furthermore, another media report from arabianews24 dated 3 October, 2023 was discovered in which it was mentioned, “:On Tuesday factionals loyals to the UAE launched a new campaigns of raids and arrests in the city of Mullaka, the administrative center of Hadramaut Governorate, eastern Yemen”.
Moreover, we found the same video was uploaded on a YouTube channel named
Mahriya Satellite Channel. The video was uploaded on 5 October, 2023. Its caption read: “Balance of Justice campaign in Hadhramaut Popular anger over UAE militia violations and calls for investigation”
This video was also shared on an Instagram account in which the user wrote:” Hadhramaut The transitional militia launches a campaign of raids and kidnappings”.
Therefore, it is clear from the DFRAC’s fact-check that the claim regarding the viral video is misleading as this video is from Yemen not Gaza.