Turkish journalist Nour El Din Sherin ripped up a photograph of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu live on air in retaliation for the latter throwing Hamas’ new charter into the bin.
After Hamas released their charter on 1 May, Netanyahu recorded a message where he accused the movement and media outlets of a “distortion of the truth” and then he is seen holding up a copy of the charter. He is then seen scrunching it up and tossing it in the bin.
In response, Sherin took out photos of Netanyahu, Trump and the White House, and began ripping them up one by one, throwing them into a bin while calling on the Israeli prime minister to watch him closely.
When Sherin began to tear up a photo of the Israeli flag, the programme host suggested that the flag should be burned. At first, Sherin hesitated, as he was concerned about smoke spreading through the studio. However, he decided to burn the flag a few seconds later.
At the end of the show, Sherin said:
God willing, the Islamic nation and its brave sons and the resistance front and its soldiers will conquer the imperialist United States and the Zionist system. But this victory will not be achieved on a TV screen but in the battlefield of resistance and jihad. Their doomed fate is predicted in the Holy Quran.