Days after the killing of three Israeli soldiers, who was shot by an Egyptian security officer, who later died on Israeli border land with Egypt, pages on social media published a video clip that they said showed the deployment of Egyptian aircraft on the border with Israel. But the claim is wrong and the video was filmed eight years ago and shows an air base in South Korea.
The video shows military planes running through an airport before they start flying.
The publishers commented by saying, “The deployment of Egyptian aircraft on the Egyptian-Israeli borders, and some formations of the Egyptian army forces, and the declaration of a state of alert for the Israeli army.”
The spread of this video came after the killing of three Israeli soldiers, who was shot by an Egyptian security officer, who later died on Israeli border land with Egypt.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a call, yesterday, Tuesday, from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, regarding “the shooting incident that took place on the Egyptian-Israeli border on Saturday.” The two sides agreed on “the importance of full coordination to uncover all the circumstances of the incident, and to continue work and coordination in the context of relations.” Bilateralism,” according to presidential spokesman Ahmed Fahmy, on his official Facebook page.
Netanyahu’s office confirmed the call, noting in a statement that Sisi “expressed his deepest condolences.” He added that the Israeli prime minister thanked the Egyptian president for his “commitment to an in-depth and joint investigation into this incident,” and that the two officials stressed their “commitment to strengthening peace and security cooperation.”
As for the circulating video, it is old and does not show Egyptian military aircraft.
After cutting it into static scenes, the inspection guides it to a post in 2014 on the YouTube channel bearing the name of the American Kunsan Air Base.
In addition, the US Department of Defense distributed the same video clips that show fighters launching from Kunsan Air Base towards military exercises for the purpose of peacekeeping in the Asia-Pacific region.
Kunsan is an air base of the US Air Force, located near the city of Gunsan in South Korea.