Tensions nearly boiled over on a New York City street after several bystanders confronted a man who was tearing down posters of Israeli children who were kidnapped on Oct. 7 by Hamas militants.
A utility worker, identifying himself as a veteran, is seen in the footage standing in the way of an incensed New Yorker in a beige flannel. The angry man starts pointing at others who've stopped on the street, saying, "I'm not Jewish, he's not Jewish, I don't know if he is or not ... doesn't f--kin' matter."
"This is f--kin' the U.S., this is f--kin' New York City — you don't have a f--kin' right to touch that sh--," the sunglass-wearing man said, gesturing to where the children's pictures had been posted.
"This is a free country. You can wave your Palestine flag, you can say death to the Jews or America whenever you want. But we can put up f--in' signs, okay?"
"Don't rip that down," he continues. "You are doing something, you're offending us, motherf--ker."