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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke October 18, 2023

Supposed video of Egyptians delivering supplies to Gaza predates the current conflict

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  • This video predates the Israel-Hamas war that started in October.

A video that shows scores of people carrying white packs on their backs across a rocky landscape, implying that they’re delivering aid, is being shared in the context of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. But the footage predates that conflict. 

"Egyptians crossing the Palestinian border to deliver water and good to Palestine," text on the video says. 

Instagram posts sharing this video were flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

This video has been online since at least August. An Aug. 31 TikTok post suggested the video was taken on Egypt’s western border with Libya, not the border it shares to the east with the Gaza Strip. 

A Sept. 6 X post sharing the video said, "Libyan/Egyptian border."

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Yet another TikTok video posted on YouTube said the footage showed smuggling at the Egyptian-Libyan border.

We couldn’t confirm what’s happening in the video, or where it was taken. 

But we do know it doesn’t show Egyptians bringing water and food to Gaza in response to the current war between Israel and Hamas. 

We rate that claim False.

Our Sources

Instagram post, Oct. 13, 2023

Instagram post, Oct. 13, 2023

TikTok post, Aug. 31, 2023

X post, Sept. 6, 2023

YouTube video, visited Oct. 18, 2023


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