Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Egyptian Army Entering Palestinian Territory

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  • by: Rebaz Majeed
Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Egyptian Army Entering Palestinian Territory Old Video

Does video show Egyptian army soldiers entering Palestinian territory or being deployed to the border between Egypt, Gaza and Israel? No, that's not true. The video is old and it shows Yemeni army soldiers marching in Marib, Yemen.

The claim appeared in a video (archived here) where it was published on TikTok by @mnbmnb741 on October 8, 2023, with a caption translated into English from Arabic by Lead Stories staff that reads:

Open the border. The Egyptian army is entering Palestine. From Iraq, our hearts are with you.

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Tue Oct 10 09:15:05 2023 UTC)

The video has been shared by numerous accounts shown: here, here, and here with some users claiming it shows Egyptian army soldiers entering Palestinian territory, and other users claiming the video shows Egyptian army soldiers being deployed in Egypt to the border area.

The video shows a large group of armed soldiers marching on a street, which Lead Stories has identified as a street in Marib, Yemen. A Google reverse image search shows a version of the video published on YouTube by @user-fo1rc4bw8q on August 7, 2023, with an Arabic caption reading "The strongest military batch was graduated in Marb to confront the Houthis." At the 00:11 point in the video published on YouTube, a Yemeni flag can be seen, held by a soldier inside the parade.

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(Source: Youtube screenshot taken on Tue Oct 10 10:07:0 2023 UTC)

Lead Stories was also able to geolocate the video on October 10, 2023. Based on the results, the video shows a street in Marib, Yemen.

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(Source: Google Maps screenshot taken on Tue Oct 10 10:14:00 2023 UTC)

  Rebaz Majeed

Rebaz Majeed is a fact-checker at Lead Stories. He is a multilingual freelance journalist and researcher. He worked for five years as a reporter for Voice of America (VOANews) in Iraq. Currently, he is pursuing his MA in Interdisciplinary Studies of the Middle East at Free Berlin University. Rebaz brings extensive knowledge and expertise to his role at LeadStories.

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