[FALSE] The Photo of “Malak Al-Tanani, killed by Israeli war planes”

The child in the photo is NOT killed, based on the account activities (recent photo uploads) she is alive and doing well. The photo is from a Russian Instagram account, account name “Tamuna πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί”, which uploaded on December 24 2018 in Moscow. 

More in the EXPLANATION and REFERENCE section.

CATEGORY: False Context.

SOURCE: Twitter, https://archive.vn/iXv7e (backup archive).

NARRATIVE: “Her name is Malak Al-Tanani, she was killed by Israeli war planes.

They said she posed a threat to the State of Israel!





Based on 7 Types of Mis- and Disinformation by First Draft, classified as β€œFalse Context: When genuine content is shared with false contextual information” [1].

The SOURCE shared a picture of a child who is alive and doing well with FALSE narrative, which has caused MISLEADING conclusion.

Image Verification

Identical photo, tamuna_sh: “#love”. [2]

Other account activities (recent photo uploads), which indicates that the child is alive and well [3]

Related References

HoaxEye: “The child in that photo was not a victim of an air strike in Gaza. The photograph was taken in Moscow, 2018. Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrxNac6H4dX/ Based on the recent photos on Instagram, the child is doing well. Please stop posting this photograph.” [4]


[1] firstdraftnews.org: β€œFake news. It’s complicated.”, http://bit.ly/2qYG8Rs, https://archive.md/IT2vQ (backup archive).

[2] @tamuna_sh on instagram.com, https://bit.ly/3wcRLEl / printed as PDF (backup archive).

[3] @tamuna_sh on instagram.com, https://bit.ly/3ybWnfP & https://bit.ly/3uWGveX / printed as PDF (backup archive).

[4] @hoaxeye on twitter.com, https://bit.ly/3ykdJqX / https://archive.md/m3PaO (backup archive).