Lama Tatour’s Instagram Rant Leads to Controversial Comments and Termination from Show

Israeli Network Dismisses Anchor for Controversial Remarks on Rescued Hostage Appearance

Recently, Lama Tatour, an Arab-Israeli actor who hosts the Keshet 12 cultural show “Perspective,” posted an Instagram story about Noa Argamani’s appearance after her release. Argamani was kidnapped by Hamas during a terrorist attack while attending the Nova music festival on October 7th. She was forcibly taken by Hamas militants on a motorcycle while shouting for her life.

After 245 days in captivity, Argamani was finally rescued along with three other hostages. The heartwarming images and videos of her reuniting with her family quickly spread across social media and various news outlets. Tatour took to Instagram to comment on the images, expressing surprise at Argamani’s appearance after months in captivity.

In a translated statement by Haaretz, Tatour questioned how a girl who had been held captive for nine months could still look so well-groomed. She compared the state of Argamani’s appearance, including her eyebrows, skin, hair, and nails, to her own, expressing disbelief at the stark contrast. Tatour also raised concerns about the sacrifices innocent women and children are making in Gaza.

Tatour’s comments were met with controversy and backlash from many people online. As a result, her Instagram account was made private and she was dismissed from her role on the show “Perspective.” Khaled Natur, the show’s producer announced her immediate termination citing Keshet network’s strong condemnation of Tatour’s remarks. Despite this setback, Keshet did not provide additional comments on the matter when reached for a response by Business Insider.

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