Old image from Gaza showing bullet-ridden building shared as Kashmir

इस कश्मीरी मकान की तस्वीर देखकर कश्मीर के हालात का अंदाजा लगाईये । (Take a look at this Kashmiri building and think of the plight of Kashmir- translation). 

The above message is viral on social media along with a photograph which shows a building whose walls are riddled with gunfire. A Facebook post of October 31 by a user Rakshanda Khan, has been shared over 5800 times so far.

इस कश्मीरी मकान की तस्वीर देखकर कश्मीर के हालात का अंदाजा लगाईये ।

Posted by रख्शन्दा खान on Thursday, October 31, 2019

The photograph with the accompanying message has been shared on both Twitter and Facebook by several users.

TEN-YEAR-OLD IMAGE FROM GAZA

Alt News reverse-searched the image on Yandex, and found a report on a website www.radikal.com published on January 3, 2010. The description posted along with the photo states that nothing had changed in Gaza a year after Israeli forces had bombed the region on December 27, 2009, and that children were affected the most by the Israeli assault.

This photograph was posted on a website, brotherpeacemaker, on February 12, 2009, along with other images of the attack in Gaza. The photograph was also published in Time magazine, wherein it is stated that the picture was taken at Gaza, with the description, ‘A woman hangs clothes on the balcony of her bullet-ridden apartment building.’

Thus, a photograph from Gaza, which is at least ten years old, was shared on social media with the false narrative that it represents the current condition of Kashmir.

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