Judging by the recent video clips doing the rounds on the social media networks, Israelis aren’t exactly relaxed and carefree even when on holiday: This week, days after the release of a video showing Israeli passengers on a flight to Varna almost come to blows with a flight attendant over duty-free chocolate, a new expletives-laden clip appeared, showing holidaymakers in Eilat physically and verbally abusing hotel staff.
Two brothers – Assaf and Alon Badiri from Moshav Ahisamah – were in Eilat for the weekend with their families, at the U Suites Hotel, where they had parked their two cars in spaces reserved for the disabled. The brothers were asked several times by hotel staff to move the cars, but they refused to do so, arguing that they observed the Sabbath and thus weren’t able to drive. They also refused to furnish disability cards.
One of the women also yells at the security officer, and one of the brothers curses him and threatens to smash his head open. All the while, the security officer remains behind the front desk; and at some point, one of the family members approaches him and slaps him in the face, with the sound clearly heard in the video.
– Read more: The ‘Ugly Israeli’ Tourist – Now in Eilat – Ynet Israel