We examine the truth behind the pictures and videos swirling around Twitter and Facebook while Israel continues its military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Warning: some people may find the graphic content upsetting.
Claim 1: A volunteer aid worker was killed by an Israeli sniper
A graphic video posted on YouTube (by pro-Palestinian group the International Solidarity Movement) on Monday and widely shared on Twitter purportedly shows a young man killed by an Israeli sniper while trying to rescue survivors of a missile strike in the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood of Gaza City.
The video hasbeenwidelycovered but has still not been independently verified. The closest we can get is this verified photo from Sunday showing a similarly dressed man carrying a stretcher in the same suburb.