Fireworks went flying on the Fox News set of “Hannity” Thursday night as the conservative host repeatedly pressed a Palestinian guest over whether he thinks Hamas is a terrorist organization.
The segment started with Sean Hannity asking the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center’s Yousef Munayyer to explain what he would view as a proportionate response Israel could take after thousands of rockets were into the country from the Gaza Strip.
Things, however, quickly went downhill, resulting in Hannity repeatedly asking Munayyer whether he viewed Hamas as a terrorist organization.
“Is Hamas a terrorist organization?” Hannity asked.
“Do I get to actually speak now?” Munayyer replied.
“You get to answer the question,” Hannity answered. “It’s a yes or no question.”
Munayyer, however, failed to directly answer Hannity’s question and instead started berating the conservative host for the way questions were being presented to him.
“Answer! Answer the question!” Hannity finally interjected.
“Am I guest on your program?” Munayyer asked.
“Yeah, you’re a guest, but you don’t get to filibuster,” Hannity replied. “Answer, is Hamas a terrorist organization?”
Munayyer again failed to directly answer.
“Can you hear?” Hannity asked at one point. “What part of this can’t you get through your thick head? Is Hamas a terrorist organization? Yes or no?”
“What part of this can’t you get through your thick head? Is Hamas a terrorist organization?”
“I already answered your question,” Munayyer replied.
“You did not,” Hannity countered.
At the conclusion of the segment, Munayyer asked Hannity if he could speak.
“You had your chance,” Hannity said. “You didn’t say Hamas is a terrorist organization. Goodbye.”
After the show, Munayyer turned to Twitter to vent his frustrations:
— Yousef Munayyer (@YousefMunayyer) July 25, 2014
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