Some social media users are sharing a clip claiming that the convoy of Palestine State President Mahmoud Abbas was fired upon.
A video purportedly showing an assassination attempt on State of Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has gone viral on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
The video, viewed by millions of users, shows a shootout between two groups in a town. In this, a man’s body can be seen lying on the ground.
“The convoy of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was attacked and a guard shot dead.” Tweeted from an account.
Even the Belarusian media outlet Nexta shared the video The claim reveals how Abbas’s convoy was attacked. The media also claims that Abbas’s bodyguard was killed in the firing.
Within hours the news went viral and even featured in some media outlets like the state-run Russian news agency TASS shared alleged report Of attempted murder.
Cube found that these videos have nothing to do with Mahmoud Abbas. These were filmed on 7 November and showed a police raid of drug traffickers in the Jalazon refugee camp, located near Ramallah in the West Bank.
This information matches statement A spokesman for the Palestinian security forces confirmed that: “Six security personnel were injured, one of them seriously, while pursuing a man wanted on drug charges and aggravated assault in Jalazon.”
According to the United Nations, Jalazon Refugee Camp Was established in 1949.
Currently, more than 16,000 Palestinian refugees live there, where extreme poverty, unemployment and overcrowding are rampant.
A leader who is considered out of touch and widely unpopular
Mahmoud Abbas has led the Palestinian Authority for 18 years, but he has only limited control over the West Bank and no control over Gaza, where his government was violently ousted by Hamas in 2007.
The 88-year-old leader is considered out of touch and widely unpopular. He has been criticized for not doing enough for Palestine.
According to a survey published in September Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research78% of Palestinians want Abbas to resign.