A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the visuals of Israeli army forces destroying a Mosque in Palestine for making the sound of Azaan. This video shows heavy gun firing on a Mosque Minaret. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of Israel army attacking a Palastinian Mosque for making the sound of Azaan.
Fact: This video shows the 2008 incident of US army forces attacking a Mosque minaret in Iraq. The US Marine corps general John Micheal Turner and his team attacked this Mosque to take off their aggression. This video has nothing to do with Israel and Palestine. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots shared in the video, similar visuals of the minaret were found in an article published in 2008. This article reported it as the visuals of US army forces shooting down a Mosque minaret in Iraq.
When we searched for other sources using these keywords, a video with similar visuals is found on the YouTube channel of US filmmaker, Michael Moore. This video described it as the visuals of the U.S Marine Corps destroying a Mosque in Iraq. In the description of the video, it is mentioned that US Cpl. John Turner and his squad destroyed a mosque in Iraq by violating international laws. Micheal Moore provided the link of John Turner’s testimony on the Iraq occupation.
John Micheal Turner, an Iraq war veteran revealed the details of this incident in his testimony on the Iraq occupation. John Turner and his squad shot down this minaret to take off their aggression. A watermark of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) can be observed in this video. The testimony video of John Micheal Turner was also found on the official website of IVAW.
To sum it up, an old video of US army forces attacking the Iraqi Mosque is falsely shared as visuals of the Israeli army attacking a mosque in Palestine.