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Everyone Thinks This Is A Real Selfie By A Palestinian Running From The Israeli Defence Force

The image went viral after being shared by Palestinian hip hop crew DAM.

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This image appears to show Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar being pursued by Israeli Defence Force members.

A selfie while the Israeli military running after me.

DAM@DAMRAPFollow

A selfie while the Israeli military running after me.

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Nafar is a member of Palestinian rap group DAM.

According to the band's website, DAM is the first Palestinian hip hop crew, and began in the late 90s after being "struck by the uncanny resemblance of the reality of the streets in a Tupac video to the streets in their own neighborhood of Lyd."

Most people on Twitter have shared it as if it's real.

However, it's not.

It appears that the three people in the photo are band members Tamer Nafar, Suhell Nafar and Mahmoud Jreri.

An associate of the band has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the photo was staged, but did not want to be quoted on record as they've enjoyed watching the reaction the photo is generating online.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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