[FAKE] Burn Timor-Leste’s Flag (1)

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The photo of the burning of the Timor-Leste flag has been very viral on social media platforms. Many people know that this photo is fake, but there are also those who still believe that this photo is real. The photo was posted by Facebook ID Oecusse Merdeka on December 31, 2018 with a caption: JUST BURN THE FLAG OF A BOAR. There are many people who comment, shared and like.

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Fact-Check Results

After accessing this photo in the Oecusse Merdeka Facebook ID post, Timor-Leste Fact-Checker started to do an online fact-check that this photo was fake, not original because it had been manipulated by an irresponsible person. The facts show that the process of burning this photo is not burning a photo of the Timor-Leste flag but a Palestinian demonstrator who burned the American flag when there was a demonstration of the refusal of the decision of American President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The owner of this photo is Agence France Presse (AFP) photographer Abbas Momani who took this photo at the scene of the demonstration at the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday 27 of December 2018.

A Palestinian protester sets alight an America flag during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday.

Conclusion

Timor-Leste Fact-Checker claim this photo is fake.

Claimed By : Oecusse Merdeka, Facbook.
Fact Check : Fake

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