A picture post has surfaced on the internet in which a man can be seen holding a minor by his neck. The picture claims to be a recent one and has been shared on the pretext of the US killing of George Floyd, as the text on the picture reads ‘I am Palestinian child and I can’t breath’.
The caption read: “Please help me My Muslims and UN I’m innocent Palestinian child..💬”
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the picture in question is old.
We cropped the picture and put it through TinEye. The search led us to the same picture on the official website of Adobe Stock Images.
According to the caption, the picture was taken by a Reuters photographer on October 05, 2009, when an Israeli border police officer detained a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones on the Shuafat refugee camp, West Bank near Jerusalem.
The caption read: “An Israeli border police officer detains a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones in the Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank near Jerusalem October 5, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (WEST BANK CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)”
Hence, the above information proves that the picture in question is over a decade old and the post is misleading.
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