Images of the war in Ukraine used to falsely illustrate Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza
02 November 2023 | 10:52 am
Since the second phase of the war between Israel and Hamas began over the weekend, some social media users have been sharing images purporting to show Israel's ground offensive in Gaza. But these are actually images of the war in Ukraine. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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