Palestinians recognize Texas as part of Mexico

On 6th December 2017, the story was published by a satirical website stating Palestinian National Authority has announced that it will recognise Texas as a state of Mexico.

Assessment

Our assessment is that the story is fake. The doctored story was published in response to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US would officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Although President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement had broad support across the U.S., it also drew criticism and protests from many Americans, from U.S. allies, and from the Arab world.