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Israeli Reporter Covering Bastille Day Massacre Warned by Nice Resident Not to Speak Hebrew Due to Anti-Jewish-State Sentiment Among Arabs, Europeans (VIDEO)

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Israeli Channel 2's Elad Simchayoff conducting a man-in-the street interview in Nice, on the day after the Bastille Day massacre. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Channel 2’s Elad Simchayoff conducting a man-in-the street interview in Nice, on the day after the Bastille Day massacre. Photo: Screenshot.

An Israeli reporter at the scene of Thursday night’s terrorist attack in Nice was warned by a resident of the city not to let anyone recognize his country of origin, cautioning him against speaking Hebrew.

Approached by Channel 2’s Elad Simchayoff – conducting man-in-the-street interviews along the Promenade des Anglais in the aftermath of the Bastille Day massacre where it took place – a woman who refused to show her face on camera said, “You have to be very careful.”

“With what?” asked Simchayoff.

“Because you are Israeli,” she replied. “It’s very dangerous.”

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The woman, who said she could not appear in the broadcast, because she had moved her business to Nice, explained to Simchayoff – who wanted to know what she meant by “dangerous” – that Israel is subjected to double standards in Europe.

“When it was the war in Gaza, for example, you had manifestations [i.e. demonstrations] of thousands and thousands of Arabs on the street… [But] when the war in Syria began, as well, and children were killed, [no Arabs demonstrated] on the street. Never.”

The woman also said that it was especially perilous for an Israeli to be recognized as such in the area, due to media coverage of the truck-ramming, which left at least 84 dead and 200 wounded. She claimed that, since the terrorist attack, analysts have been saying, “Look at how the Israelis protect themselves, [while] we [are unable to do so.]” And “each Arab” watches TV.

In addition, she said, “There is an atmosphere in Brussels [the capital of the European Union] that you [Israelis] are the worst. This is the problem… So be very careful; don’t talk to anybody.”

The truck attack was carried out by 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 10-year French resident from Tunisia with a criminal and domestic-violence record, but no radical Islamist history. Nevertheless, ISIS claimed responsibility for his attack, in which Bouhlel plowed a 19-ton rental truck through crowds engaged in Bastille Day celebrations at the seaside resort town. French police have detained seven people for interrogation, including Bouhlel’s ex-wife.

Watch the Channel 2 interview — first highlighted by pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon — below.

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