Whatever your politics, please stop phony stories

Here’s the post as it appeared on FACEBOOK:

LEAD STORIES reverse image searched the photos in the Facebook post, which led to a Mirror.co.uk article. That article gave a source of the video: CJ Werleman, currently a global correspondent for Byline Times.

Werleman posted the video on his Twitter account on October 22, 2015.

While searching for the original video, LEAD STORIES came across the name and nationality of the girl in the Facebook post. According to a Vox article, she is Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. She was 12 when the video was shot in November 2012, the article said. This is not the only time Tamimi has had a hostile encounter with Israeli troops. In August 2018, she spent eight months in an Israeli prison for slapping two Israeli soldiers. The Washington Post’s YouTube channel has a video that shows Tamimi hitting them.

The bravery is real. Everything else in the FACEBOOK post describing the photos is a lie.

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