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Real video of mother embracing her killed twin in Israeli strike shared as dolls

A video of a mother in Gaza embracing her dead twins went viral with the claim: “New dolls arrived in Gaza to make propaganda!” Hamas terrorists must be eliminated and destroyed!”

Kashif verified the video and found it to be real and that the claim to be misleading. The video was published by journalist Hazem Suleiman via his account on Instagram on Sunday, 3 March 2024, with the following caption: “After 10 today, they and their father, Wissam, were killed.”

Kashif was able to contact the mother, Mrs. Rania Youssef Abu Anza, who confirmed the killing of her husband, Wissam Abu Anza, and her twin in the bombing of their house east of the city of Rafah, near the Mall of Arabia, on Saturday, 2 March 2024.

Mrs. Abu Anza told Kashif that she had given birth to her twins after a successful transplant at the Hala Specialized Center in Gaza City after nearly 10 years of marriage. She provided Kashif with a picture of her husband and two children before they were killed.

Journalist Hazem Suleiman, confirmed to Kashif that he took the video on Saturday. Adding that he was a neighbor of Abu Anza family and knew the husband, Wissam, closely.

Multiple media outlets also covered the news on their platforms.

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Al Jazeera Mubasher

Al Jazeera Mubasher
Alghad TV

Asharq News  

Mrs. Rania Youssef Abu Anza
Azzat Alsalem



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Gunnar van der Hoofd

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