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Fact Check: Does This Video Show Houthi Rebels Capturing Israeli Submarine? Here’s The Truth 


A video showing a man in uniform boarding a submarine is widely shared on social media, claiming that Yemen’s Houthi rebels, after taking control of an Israeli ship, have also captured one of its submarines.

Recently, Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized a cargo ship, purportedly owned by Israel and bound for India, capturing and releasing footage of the incident. The rebels held 25 crew members of the ship as hostage. 

The video is shared on Facebook with a caption: “यमन आतंकी इजराइली के लिए कहेंर बना हुआ है यमन ने इजराइली ship के बाद एक इजराइली पनडुब्बी submarine पे भी कब्ज़ा कर लिया है” (English translation: Yemen terrorists remain a voice for Israel after capturing the Israeli ship, and an Israeli submarine.)

Here’s the link to the above post


NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE. 

Conducting a Reverse Image Search of the video’s keyframes, a more extensive and higher-quality version was discovered on the “Bloomberg QuickTake” YouTube channel. This video, uploaded in July 2019, documents the US Coast Guard ship cutter Monroe seizing a submarine suspected of drug smuggling in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

The same video was found in the ABC New article, dated July 12, 2019, stating that it shows “Dramatic video shows a US Coast Guard cutter, the Munro, pursuing a speeding semi-submersible vessel, suspected of drug-smuggling, in the eastern Pacific Ocean”. 

Thus, it is confirmed that an old video is falsely shared as Houthi rebels have captured an Israeli submarine.

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