A group of construction workers in New York City took swift action after witnessing a man vandalizing posters of Israeli hostages. The incident, captured on video, occurred on the corner of 67th Drive and 109th Street in Queens. Jacob Birn, who happened to be running in the area, filmed the man for two blocks as he repeatedly tore down the posters and stuffed them into a bag.
Upon confrontation, two construction workers stepped in and berated the man for his actions. A video of the heated exchange shows one of the workers asserting that it doesn't matter if they are Jewish or not, as this is a free country where individuals have the right to express themselves. However, they maintain that the man has no right to touch or deface the posters.
The worker further points out that the man's actions are not only offensive but also constitute littering. The construction worker warns the man to move on, threatening to take physical action if necessary. The video ends with the worker stating his desire to put the vandalizer in the hospital.
The construction worker involved in the confrontation, identified as Paulie, has since been hailed as a hero for taking a stand against the vandalism. The video has gained attention on social media, with numerous people expressing support for the workers' actions.
In recent weeks, over 200 people have been kidnapped by Hamas and taken across the border. Hostage releases have been promised, with Qatar playing a prominent role in mediating the handover. Israel has refrained from bombarding specific areas in order to facilitate the transfer. Negotiations are ongoing, with proposals for a larger group release in exchange for humanitarian aid, including fuel. However, Israel is requesting the release of all hostages before approving the delivery of fuel.