[FALSE] The “Eid Special #ISupportIsrael” Mosque Demolition Video

NOT related to Israel or the present (2021) unrest situation between Israel and Palestine. The FACT is, the shared video was already published in 2014, related to the demolition of the Uwais al-Qurani and Ammar Ibn Yasser shrine in Raqqa, Syria, by ISIS.

More in the EXPLANATION and REFERENCES section.

CATEGORY: False Context.

SOURCE: Twitter, https://archive.md/rEKM9 (backup archive).

NARRATIVE: “Eid Special 😂😂




Based on the 7 Types of Mis- and Disinformation by First Draft, classified as “False Context: When genuine content is shared with false contextual information” [1].

The SOURCE shared a video of 2014 occurrence to exploit the present moment related to the ongoing (2021) Palestine-Israel unrest situation, which has caused FALSE premise/conclusion.

Video Verification

Several sites which published the identical video in 2014,

Military.com: “Takfiri militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have destroyed two Shia religious sites located north of Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul, reports say. The ISIL Takfiri militants blew up the holy sites with explosive devices in the villages of Sharikhan and al-Qubbah in the north of the country, Iraqi media sources said on Wednesday. (http://en.shiapost.com/) 06/25/2014.” [2]

ABNA 24: “According to the Ahl al-Bayt (AS) -Ibna news agency, takfiri elements of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which destroyed the dome, wreaths and shrines of Owais Qarni, Ammar ibn Yasir and Ubayy ibn Qays Nakha’i a few months ago, this time The tomb of these three companions was completely razed to the ground.” [3]

Other Related References

the Washington Post on March 20 2015: “Raqqa in the north of Syria — a center of the Islamic world in the 8th and 9th centuries — has suffered from similar destruction. Since it was occupied by the Islamic State, historic sites and buildings have been targeted by the militants. The two photos show the shrine to Uwais al-Qurani and Ammar Ibn Yasser in 2011 and 2014. By 2014, all three tombs on the outside of the shrine and their minarets had been destroyed.” [4]

UNOSAT: “The [Uwais al-Qarani] shrine has been severely damaged. Satellite imagery shows that all three tombs, their minarets and a section of the linking arcaded precinct have been destroyed. Remmants of a few walls of the eastern tomb and some of the central precinct are still standing, though they were likely damaged by the explosions.” [5]

Google (News), keyword: “2021 palestine israel unrest”. [6]


[1] firstdraftnews.org: “Fake news. It’s complicated.”, http://bit.ly/2qYG8Rs, https://archive.md/IT2vQ (backup archive).

[2] military.com: “ISIL Destroys Shia Religious Sites in Iraq”, https://archive.md/djknF (backup archive).

[3] abna24.com: “Film / Moment of destruction of the shrine of Ammar Yasser and Owais Qarni in Syria (new film)”, (Google Translate Chrome extension), https://bit.ly/3f5yord (original language) / https://archive.md/YFXc0 (backup archive).

[4] washingtonpost.com: “A bird’s-eye view of war-torn Syria”, https://wapo.st/2RsJM7z / https://archive.md/DLdML (backup archive).

[5] unosat.web.cern.ch: “Satellite-based Damage Assessment to Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria”, https://bit.ly/3f3dfxM (page 69).

[6] https://www.google.com/search?q=2021+palestine+israel+unrest&tbm=nws, https://bit.ly/2RsI467 / https://archive.md/NgFwI (backup archive).

Source: https://facebook.com/groups/fafhh/permalink/1484173395248524/, https://archive.md/xVmtn (backup archive).

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