Social media users are sharing screenshots of a post allegedly from an Al Jazeera journalist confirming a Hamas missile struck a Gaza hospital.
The post is a hoax. Al Jazeera released a statement confirming there were no journalists by that name working for the news organisation.
The post originated on X after Al-Ahli Arab Hospital was struck on October 17.
“I saw with my own eyes that it was Hamas ‘Ayyash 250‘ Rocket,” the post stated.
“Al Jazeera is lying. I have video of that Hamas missile landing in the hospital.”
AAP FactCheck could not locate any Al Jazeera content by anyone named Farida Khan.
Both the original X post and the @_Faridakhan account were removed.
Content posted by the @_Faridakhan account prior to the hospital explosion does not give any indication it belongs to a journalist.
In one post from October 11, they wrote “Teri ammi ki cute”, a variation of a derogatory Hindi phrase.
In one post, the user said one of the ways India and Pakistan could “become friends” is for Pakistan to accept “the hegemony of India”.
In another post, the user suggested giving RAND Corporation defence analyst Derek Grossman the “Nijjar treatment”, a reference to the assassination of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada in June 2023.
The claim a social media post shows an Al Jazeera journalist confirming Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza was struck by a misfired Hamas rocket is false.
Al Jazeera confirmed the post was false and the X user had no affiliation with their organisation.
Prior to the hospital explosion, the imposter’s X account had not made any posts indicating an affiliation with any news outlets.
False — The claim is inaccurate.