An Israeli news anchor was spotted with a gun live on air while presenting from the studio amid fear of another Hamas attack.
Lital Shemesh, a presenter for right-wing Israeli broadcaster Channel 14, was pictured on Tuesday, January 2, sitting behind her anchor desk with a gun tucked into the waistband of her trousers.
Shemesh’s gun is right next to her microphone receivers while she is sitting on the edge of her presenter chair.
Her most recent social media post showed her practising her shooting skills on a gun range as she called for people to ‘get your guns out’.
She also posted several pictures of herself reporting from the frontlines as well as in her soldier’s uniform.
The journalist and Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) reservist has previously spoken about fighting Hamas.
‘The entire country is being recruited to fight this war against terrorism, to fight this war against Hamas,’ Shemesh told Fox News shortly after the October 7 attack.
‘We haven’t seen a slaughter like this in Israel in the 75 years of Israel’s existence. This is a second holocaust for us.’
This comes as fears of another Hamas offensive have been rising after the terror group killed 1,140 people, most of them civilians, during their October 7 attack, according to a tally based on official Israeli figures.