What was Claimed
A photo shows $US50 million discovered in an aid truck destined for the Gaza Strip.
False. The image is of cash seized in a 2017 Nigerian anti-corruption raid.
It’s claimed a viral photo shows $US50 million found in the back of an aid truck destined for Gaza.
But the image has been miscaptioned and the claim is false. Instead, the photo shows the aftermath of a 2017 raid by anti-corruption authorities in Nigeria.
The post (archived here) features a screenshot of a Twitter (now X) post. Along with the photo of wads of cash, it reads: “#Breaking: Recent inspections of aid trucks destined for Gaza uncovered 50 drones, along with 50 launchers for firing munitions from the drones. Additionally, $50 million in cash was found.”
However, a reverse image search reveals the real story behind the cash.
The associated 2017 post states the cash was part of a “humongous find of foreign currencies” including US$43.4 million, £27,800 and 23.2 million Nigerian Naira.
The claim relates to aid entering Gaza, which Gazans are reliant on.
Much of this aid comes through the Rafah crossing, in Egypt. It is the only border crossing into Gaza not directly administered by Israel. However, Israel monitors activity at the border and does have a say in what goes in and out.