An image shared on Facebook claims to show a 1968 Israeli “shekel” coin depicting the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The image shows a commemorative medal that was issued in 1967 in honor of the Six Day War.
Some conspiracy theorists have alleged the Israeli government orchestrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to BBC News. One theory falsely claims 4,000 Jewish employees were informed to not turn up for work, the outlet reported.
A Facebook photo claims that it shows proof of Israeli advance knowledge about the plot. The image shows what looks like a Hebrew-lettering coin and depicts a tank with a propeller that seems to be headed towards parallel objects. “1968 Israeli ‘shekel 33 years before 9/11/2001,” reads text included in the image. The object in this post isn’t a coin. It is actually a commemorative metal. The same image appears on the Cincinnati Judaica Fund and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education’s Collections Database, which identifies it as a “French Israeli Six Day War commemorative medal.” The website explains the two parallel objects visible on the medal are the scrolls of the Torah, not towers. The backside of the medal includes Hebrew writing that reads in part, “Under the Star of David, Campaign of 6 Days.”
The Six-Day War was a brief conflict in which Israel defeated Egypt, Jordan and Syria in the span of six days in June 1967, according to history.com. (RELATED : Did Lionel Messi say he wouldn’t play a soccer match against Israel? )
This is not the first time false information regarding Israel has circulated on social media. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim suggesting Israeli students could bring firearms to class.