On October 25, 2019, OTV (Lebanon) reporter Rima Hamdan reported from Riad Al-Solh Square in Beirut that protestors have been trampling the Israeli flag in order to emphasize that Israel is Lebanon’s true enemy and to prevent people from saying that the demonstrations in Lebanon serve foreign interests or are funded by foreign governments.
Rami Hamdan: Naturally, in this square, they always make sure to have what we see here: The Israeli flag on the ground. For everybody, this serves as an emphasis that there is only one enemy, and that is the Israeli enemy. It is also meant to prevent the distortion of the intent behind the demonstrations and to prevent people from saying that this demonstration serves certain foreign interests, or that it is funded by foreign embassies. This is the reason that the Israeli flag was on the ground, as we could see.