Israel news anchor fired after commenting on rescued hostage’s appearance: ‘Look at her eyebrows, they look better than mine?’

Israel news anchor fired after commenting on rescued hostage’s appearance: ‘Look at her eyebrows, they look better than mine?’
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The words "released" are written on a poster of Noa Argamani in Hostage Square minutes after it was announced that she was rescued from Gaza on June 08, 2024.
A poster of Noa Argamani in Hostage Square minutes after it was announced that she was rescued from Gaza on June 8, 2024.

  • An Israeli news channel fired anchor Lama Tatour over comments on a rescued hostage’s appearance.
  • Tatour commented on Instagram about Noa Argamani’s post-rescue look after 245 days in captivity.
  • She said Argamani’s eyebrows looked better than hers.

An Israeli news channel fired an anchor after she made comments on Instagram about the appearance of one of the recently rescued hostages, according to Israeli media.

Lama Tatour, an Arab-Israeli actor who hosted the Arabic cultural show “Perspective” on Keshet 12, posted an Instagram story on Saturday discussing how Noa Argamani looked after her release.

Argamani was kidnapped during the October 7 Hamas terrorist attack while attending the Nova music festival.

In now-viral videos, she was seen being abducted on a motorcycle by Hamas militants, shouting, “Don’t kill me.”

On Saturday, after 245 days in captivity, Argamani was rescued alongside three other hostages. Images and videos of her reuniting with her family were shared widely online and in the media.

Tatour commented on these images in an Instagram story written in Arabic on Saturday.

According to a translation by Haaretz, she wrote: “This is what a girl that’s been in captivity for nine months looks like???”

Tatour added: “Look at her eyebrows, they look better than mine?? Her skin? Her hair and nails???”

She went on: “What is this????? This is what innocent women and children are being killed for in Gaza??????”

Tatour’s Instagram account is now private, and Business Insider was unable to reach her for comment.

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Israeli news network Kan reported that Khaled Natur, the show’s producer, announced her dismissal on Saturday.

According to Kan, Natur said the network strongly condemned Tatour’s words and that her work on the show had been terminated immediately.

Keshet did not immediately respond to BI’s request for comment.

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