A video is being shared on social media claiming it shows doctors removing maggots formed inside the eyes and ears of former Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The post alleges it shows recent visuals of Ariel Sharon while he was on a sick bed before death. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent video of doctors removing maggots from Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon eyes before his death.
Fact: The former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon died in 2014 after being in a coma for eight years following a massive heart stroke in 2006. The video shared in the viral post is an old video of former Faisalabad DSP Anwar Sandal, recorded during his hospitalization at Lahore’s Sarjmeed Hospital in 2021. The video is from Pakistan and has nothing to do with Ariel Sharon. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
When we searched for the details of the claims made in the post, we found that former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, passed away in January 2014. He had been in a coma for eight years following a severe heart stroke in 2006. Several news websites published articles reporting about Ariel Sharon’s death in 2014. They can be seen here, here, and here.
In 2010, Israeli artist Noam Braslavsky unveiled a life-sized art installation at the Kishon Gallery in Tel Aviv. The artworks show former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a comatose state, lying in a hospital bed. There is no footage of Ariel Sharon captured during his medical treatment.
On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video, we found that the video has been circulating on social media at least since 2021. In the extended version of the video, the doctor was seen capturing the video while speaking in Urdu. He says the patient was a former police officer.
When we searched for further sources using relevant keywords, videos showing similar visuals were found published by a few YouTube channels in October 2021 stating that the visuals show Former Faisalabad DSP Anwar Sandal during his treatment at the Sarjmeed Hospital in Lahore. Several news sites reported about this video of DSP Anwar Sandal in October 2021. They can be seen here, here, and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video is from Pakistan and has nothing to do with former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
To sum it up, an unrelated video from Pakistan is shared as the recent visuals of doctors removing maggots from the eyes of Israel’s Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.