THE official X/Twitter account of Israel has been called out for using stock footage of Moldova in a video about providing aid to Gaza.

On February 4, the official Israel account shared a video detailing Israel’s provision of “life-saving humanitarian aid” into Gaza.

However while the narrator of the video states that Israel has provided “approximately 23,000 tons of tents and shelter equipment”, the accompanying footage of tents was not filmed in Gaza.

According to BBC disinformation reporter Shayan Sardarizadeh, the footage shown is actually of a camp in Moldova set up for Ukrainian refugees in 2022.

“The official state of Israel account has posted this video, saying it is facilitating aid into Gaza,” said Sardarizadeh.

“A short clip at the end of the video, claiming to show tents and shelter equipment for Gazans, was actually filmed in March 2022, showing tents in Moldova for Ukrainian refugees.”

The post has now been deleted by the official Israel X/Twitter account. 

While the video states that 140,000 tons of food and 1000 water trucks have been permitted into Gaza since the war began on October 7, estimates suggest less aid is arriving than before the outbreak of war.

The Palestinian Red Crescent say around 95 trucks per day entered Gaza between October 10 and February 1, which is a reduction from 500 commercial and aid trucks entering every day before October 7.

READ MORE: Paul Sweeney pulls out of Israel-linked arms trade event in Holyrood

The UN has estimated that around 2 million Gazans are now dependent upon aid.

Meanwhile, the Israeli government insists there are no limitations on humanitarian aid entering Gaza.

However, UN chiefs have criticised this claim adding that the Israel has failed to provide assurances that aid drop-off points would not be attacked, including hospitals.

Philippe Lazzarini, the commissioner-general for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which is the main agency responsible for distributing aid in Gaza, said the UN has already identified “deep pockets of starvation and hunger” in northern Gaza.