CHANDIGARH: Amid ongoing Israel-Hamas war, there is a video going viral on social media in which red smoke can be seen all over the sky. Now users on social media claiming that this is an video of Israel attacking Hamas.
Facebook user "Samsher Singh" shared the video and wrote, "This is not fireworks, this is Israel's answer to Hamas"
Spokesman in it's investigation found the viral claim to be misleading. This video has no link with ongoing war. This is a video of Algerian football fans celebrating mouloudia club's anniversary.
-- Spokesman's Investigation
Starting the investigation, we first extracted the keyframes of this video and searched Yandex Reverse Image on them. Viral video is not of an attack.
We found many videos similar to this video. This video is not an attack but a celebration. This video is of Algerian fans celebrating the 102nd anniversary of Mouloudia Football Club.
The Instagram account "mondoultras_ufficiale" shared a video having similar scenes seen in the viral video on August 8, 2023, with caption, "102 anniversary of Mouloudia Alger.????????????????"
Keeping this information in mind, we did keyword search to find news regarding the matter. We found many news. Newsflare.com published its news on the matter on 7 August 2023 and titled its article,Algerian football fans turn city red with incredible pyrotechnic display to celebrate club's anniversary
According to the news, "Football fans in Algiers literally turned the city red with an incredible pyrotechnic display to mark Mouloudia Club d'Alger's 102nd anniversary. Footage from August 7 shows hundreds of fans on the Village Célèste hillside simultaneously lighting flares as supporters in the city below followed suit."
Similarly, another video of this celebration can be seen by clicking here.
Conclusion- Spokesman in it's investigation found the viral claim to be misleading. This video has no link with ongoing war. This is a video of Algerian football fans celebrating mouloudia club's anniversary.