Israeli media from Qatar cry out rejection despite normalization
Standing there in awe, Ohad Hamo of Israeli Channel 12 says despite 4 agreements of normalization, “the majority of Arab peoples do not want us here.”
Israeli Channel 12 correspondent, Ohad Hamo, expressed his frustration from the “maltreatment” of the Arab masses he came across in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Arab people of all nations refused to be interviewed by him, an Israeli, during a live TV broadcast.
Hamo said in objection, "Everyone knows us, perhaps from the widespread Tik Tok videos. They come to us and criticize us being here.”
“I don't know why," he cried out.
لا يفوتكم هذا الفيديو..#شاهد:بصوت مهزوم..أوهاد حمو مراسل "القناة 12 الإسرائيلية" يقول:"رغم أننا وقعنا على أربع اتفاقيات تطبيع، إلا أن غالبية الشعوب العربية لا تحب وجودنا هنا".— أدهم أبو سلمية #غزة 🇵🇸 (@adham922) November 22, 2022
لقد شكل #كأس_العالم_قطر_2022 فرصة حقيقية لإبراز الوعي الجمعي لأمتنا في رفضها لهذا الكيان الغاصب. pic.twitter.com/Yaj4zG83nM
He went on to say, with looks that reflect utmost bewilderment, "When I introduce myself being an Israeli, some of them tell me, 'Thank you.' Why, Thank you?!’
“And others treated me in a not-so-good way," The perplexed correspondent exclaimed.
Struck with reality, he protested that although "Israel signed normalization agreements with four Arab countries in recent years,” he came to realize the truth: Arab peoples do not welcome them [Israelis] anywhere.
Correspondent for Israel Channel 12, Ohad Hamo on World Cup coverage: "Although we’ve signed four normalization agreements with four Arab countries, the majority of the Arab people do not want us to be here." #WorldcupQatar2022 #Palestine pic.twitter.com/z8NyGBZo8o— Arwa Ibrahim (@arwaib) November 23, 2022
The aforementioned channel showed a video clip of an Arab fan, following the Saudi Arabia vs. Argentina match, who entered into a heated argument with the reporter, dealing a blow to him and reminding him that "Israel" does not exist.
When the reporter introduced himself as being from "Israel", the fan replied sternly, "There is no such thing as Israel, there is only Palestine. Long live Palestine free and Arab."
When the reporter tried to impose his opinion by saying, "There is Israel until the Day of Resurrection," the fan, along with others, insisted that "there is no such thing as Israel. Palestine is free and Arab, and it will remain as such to the end of days. It is not a matter of politics, because Israel doesn’t even exist.”
Two days ago, Israeli media reported that Lebanese fans in the World Cup refused to speak to the Channel 12 reporter after realizing that he was Israeli.
Since the start of the World Cup in Qatar, a number of videos went viral on social media showing the Arab masses refusing to give Israeli channels interviews, in support of Palestine and in rejection of normalization.