This picture of women ‘dressing up like 9/11’ was taken in the UK, not Israel

21st Aug 2019

Claim

An image shows Israelis dressing up as the burning Twin Towers for the Jewish holiday Purim.

Conclusion

Incorrect. The picture is of two students who wore the costumes for Halloween at a nightclub in Chester, England.

An image, claiming to show Israelis dressed up as the burning Twin Towers for the Jewish holiday Purim, has been shared over 1,300 times on Facebook.

The image actually shows two University of Chester students who wore the costumes to a nightclub for Halloween in 2013. It was widely covered by the press as the time, including on the Sun’s front page.