Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday shouted down a Palestinian guest who would not say whether he viewed Hamas as a terrorist organization.
The exchange between Hannity and Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of The Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center in Washington, was hostile from the outset as Hannity accused Munayyer of rationalizing Hamas rocket fire and blaming the victims of the Israel-Gaza conflict.
“Is Hamas a terrorist organization?” Hannity asked.
“Do I get to actually speak now?” Munayyer said.
“You get to answer the question, it’s a simple yes or no question,” Hannity said.
“Sir, you invited me on here as a guest,” Munayyer said.
“I’m asking a question,” Hannity pressed. “Is Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, is that a terrorist organization? That’s a yes or no question.”
“Thank you for your question and now I will provide an answer,” Munayyer replied. “It’s very telling to me, and it should be telling to your viewers by the way, that the moment you have a Palestinian voice on your program who begins to explain the legitimate grievances of Palestinians on the ground, not just Hamas–”
Hannity then began shouting at Munayyer to answer the original question.
“Am I a guest on your program or am I on the witness stand here?” Munayyer asked.
“Yeah you’re a guest, but you don’t get to filibuster,” Hannity shot back. “Answer, is Hamas a terrorist organization?”
Munayyer replied that the United States designates Hamas as such, prompting another barrage from Hannity.
“What part of this can’t you get through your thick head?” the Fox host said.
As the conversation came to an end, Munayyer asked if he would get to say anything further.
“You had your chance,” Hannity said as he cut off the guest. “You didn’t say Hamas is a terrorist organization. Goodbye.”
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