Journalist Lior Dayan's visit to Ramallah
as part of docu-reality television series "Mehubarim+" has been making waves in the Palestinian media, mainly due to the fact that he is the grandson of former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan.
In an episode which has already been aired on HOT cable television, Dayan went to check out the nightlife in the Palestinian city, posing as a Polish tourist named Frantz Radek.
In one of the scenes, he is seen talking to a chemist at a local pharmacy, who tells him about his history, claiming that he was expelled from the city of Ramla after the War of Independence
in 1948 and is now living in Ramallah.
When Dayan comes out of the pharmacy, he says the person responsible for the "Ramla expulsion" was his grandfather, Moshe.
Palestinian websites and social networks posted a video showing Dayan walking on the streets of Ramallah. The Hamas-affiliated Pal Times news website took the opportunity to tease the Palestinian Authority, presenting a picture of IDF
officers and a Palestinian officer with the following caption: "The security coordination in the West Bank between the PA and the occupation has reached its highest level."
Another website chose the following headline: "Moshe Dayan's grandson is wandering in Ramallah and sleeping in its hotels to check out the nightlife." It stressed that Dayan was "the grandson of the former occupation army minister, Moshe Dayan."
Palestinian website Donia al-Watan reported the visit as well. A number of readers expressed their anger, one of them writing: "Do we have the PA to thank for this??!!" Another referred to the incident as "a mark of disgrace for us."
"How is this filthy thing walking on Ramallah's soil and defiling the land with his feet?" one of the talkbackers wondered, while another defended the incident, saying he did not see a problem in Jews visiting the PA.
Ran Boker contributed to this report