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Fact Check: Does This Video Show Footballer Yacine Brahimi Waving Palestinian Flag? Here’s The Truth


A video claiming to show football player Yacine Brahimi waving the Palestinian flag amid the conflict with Israel is widely shared on social media. 

The post reads: “कतर में फुटबॉल लीग में अल्जीरिया के स्टार फुटबॉल प्लेयर यासीन बराहिमी ने गोल करने के बाद पूरे स्टेडियम में फिलिस्तीन का झंडा लहराया Mashallah” (English translation: Algeria’s star football player Yacine Brahimi waved the Palestine flag throughout the stadium after scoring a goal in the football league in Qatar.)

Here’s the link to the above post.


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

Performing a Reverse Image Search, the NM team spotted a media outlet — Middle East Eye — on YouTube, carrying the viral video, dated December 2, 2022. As per its description, a Moroccan player Jawad El Yamiq, displaying a Palestinian flag, had commemorated his team’s triumph over Canada in the World Cup.

Images of Jawad El Yamiq hoisting the Palestinian flag can also be found on the stock image platform Getty Images.

Based on news reports, Moroccan footballers once again proudly displayed a Palestinian flag while celebrating their remarkable World Cup victory over Spain on December 6, 2022.

Thus, we can conclusively say that the viral video is neither recent nor shows Yacine Brahimi with the Palestinian flag.


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