Footage on social media purportedly showing Israel’s defense system shooting at helicopters and planes is from a video game. A representative for Bohemia Interactive, the developer of the game in question, told Reuters the videos appear to show modified gameplays from a game called Arma 3.
Pavel Krizka, public relations manager for Bohemia Interactive (which owns the game, www.bohemia.net/games/arma3 ), told Reuters via email that the videos on social media show its video game.
“The footage is indeed taken from (moded) Arma 3 game,“ Kriska said. A “mod” refers to users modifying or changing certain aspects of a game (here).
The posts surfaced amid the recent flare-up of violence between Israel and Hamas. More than 250 people, most of them Palestinians, were killed in the 11 days of violence before a ceasefire was agreed on May 21 ( here , here ).
False. The videos show clips from the video game Arma 3, not the Israeli defense system.
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