An irate wine expert has erupted at activists hanging up posters of Israeli hostages, with the bitter confrontation captured on video.
Footage shows top sommelier Harry Hunter calling the pro-Israeli group ‘f***ing animals’ before swatting at one who was filming him on King Street, Newtown, in Sydney‘s inner-west.
‘P*** off back to North Bondi and get the f*** out of Newtown,’ Mr Hunter can be heard saying.
‘You’re whiter than the English that gave you the land you f***ing animals,’ he then continues.
Moments later, Mr Hunter walks towards the man filming the ugly incident – Tom – and tries to slap the phone out of his hand.
Footage shows top sommelier Harry Hunter calling the pro-Israeli group ‘f****** animals’ before swatting at one who was filming him on King Street, Newtown, in Sydney’s inner-west
Tom said that he felt ‘disheartened’ by the ordeal because the group were only hanging posters of Israeli hostages stranded in Gaza to raise awareness.
‘He was coming and pulling down the posters. We asked why and he was saying that it was propaganda and it was not real,’ he told the Daily Telegraph.
‘It was very uncomfortable. We don’t think we’re spreading propaganda, we just want the attention on the hostages that are in Gaza.’
Hamas launched a deadly wave of attacks on October 7 killing at least 1,400 Israelis and triggering a declaration of war by the Jewish state.
Subsequent air strikes have since resulted in the deaths of 10,000 Palestinians.
Hamas terrorists on October 7 also abducted about 240 citizens and brought them to Gaza, where the vast majority remain.
Mr Hunter, a ‘staunch anti-colonialist’, denied pulling down any hostage posters but did admit to tearing up a ‘Free Palestine from Hamas’ poster on the night.
He said that Israel was committing ‘genocide and ethnic cleansing’ throughout Palestine that had affected people who were ‘very close’ to him.
‘People don’t want to see divisive stuff on the walls, that’s just going to stoke the fire in the area,’ he said.
After taking the night to cool down, Mr Hunter said that he ‘unreservedly’ apologised for upsetting the Israeli supporters and that he regretted shouting in the street.
Mr Hunter walked towards the man filming the ugly incident – Tom – and tried to slap the phone out of his hand
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