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Israeli reporter says he was ejected from taxi, shooed away from restaurant in Qatar

The entrance to Doha's Souq Waqif, a major meeting point for fans visiting the Qatar World Cup, November 21, 2022. (Ash Obel/Times of Israel)
The entrance to Doha's Souq Waqif, a major meeting point for fans visiting the Qatar World Cup, November 21, 2022. (Ash Obel/Times of Israel)

An Israeli reporter with the Kan public broadcaster says his team was kicked out of a taxi and told to leave a restaurant in Qatar where they are covering the World Cup, for being Israeli.

Dror Hoffman says the taxi driver made them get out in the middle of nowhere and would not take their money because “we were killing his brothers.”

Then later they were filming next to a restaurant when the owners brought security guards and asked them to leave and delete the film.

“I felt threatened,” says Hoffman.

 

 

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