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Darwin Award Aspirants of the Day

Two Hizbullies found out the hard way that dressing up like practicing Jews in Beirut is not a wise move, even if designed to mock Jews.

A group of Hezbollah supporters dressed as Orthodox Jews staged a demonstration in Beirut on Wednesday calling for the boycott of US products in response to Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan.

In a video shared online by supporters of the powerful Shia group, participants can be seen holding signs reading “Your money can boycott the deal of the century” and “Thank you IDF [Israeli Defence Force] for your support”.

The demonstrators, dressed all in black with fake sidelocks  – traditionally grown by Orthodox Jewish men – walk through the streets of Beirut to a dramatic soundtrack as onlookers observe the protest.

Other signs read “Boycott US products until they are gone”, while the protesters also carried slogans written in Hebrew.

The video was widely decried online as anti-semitic and ridiculed for its poor production value.

Members of the group were reportedly assaulted following the demonstration after being mistaken for Orthodox Jews, social media users said.

I can imagine them shouting as they were assaulted “Hey, you are mistaken. We are antisemites like you!”

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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