A video purporting to show Israel ablaze as the war with Hamas continues is spreading on social media.
But the video is not from the Middle East conflict. Instead, it shows a devastating wildfire in Argentina.
The posts’ captions are all similar, usually, they’re a variant of “Israel live now omg” or “Israel live today”.
The sound of screams, gunfire and rockets firing have been added to the video footage.
But the footage is not from the current conflict, nor is it from the Middle East.
He described the footage as showing a wildfire in the Argentine city of Villa Carlos Paz.
“Knot in the throat. I hope this ends urgently,” the caption says.
Krypner also tagged a number of Argentine weather and news accounts including Incendios Cordoba, which posts wildfire information in the province, Argentine TV meteorologist Jose Bianco, and local Cordoba TV station El Doce TV’s weather correspondent Sofia Garone.
Krypner’s video has been used by The Washington Post, which reported on the wildfires on October 11.
The city’s skyline in the videos can also be matched with photographs on the internet of Villa Carlos Paz.
Around 600 people were forced to evacuate Villa Carlos Paz in response to the fire last month. Almost 1,000 firefighters battled the blaze and a 27-year-old has been accused of starting the fire.
The claim that a video shows Israel ablaze during the current war with Hamas is false.
The video is actually of the recent wildfire in Argentina.
False – The claim is inaccurate.