"Is this a donkey?"
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That's within the range. But the textbook pronunciation is like the Arabic ح.
Most Israelis of Ashkenazi origin do not pronounce this correctly, and do pronounce it like the Arabic خ. And radio and TV announcers are no longer required to pronounce the letter ח the correct way like they were required to until 20 years ago.
But it's one heck of a leap to go from realizing this to stating that the textbook way is wrong. I know people of Moroccan and Yemeni origin who still pronounce it correctly.