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Emory Professor Who Allegedly Cheered Hamas as ‘Resistance Fighters’ No Longer Employed by School

An assistant professor at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute who allegedly made pro-Hamas comments via social media is no longer employed at the university, a spokesperson told The National Desk (TND) Wednesday.

Jewish advocacy organization Stop Antisemitism flagged a Facebook post by Dr. Abeer AbouYabis last month which voiced support for Hamas terrorists. The group connected the professor to her work at Emory and asked “would you want YOUR Jewish family member to be treated by this woman?”

They got walls we got gliders Glory to the resistance fighters,” Dr. AbouYabis wrote in part, according to Stop Antisemitism.

Her post also thanked students from Students for Justice in Palestine, the student group that is gradually being banned from U.S. college campuses, including Columbia University and Brandeis University.

The post earned sharp criticism from commenters, who tagged the school and demanded it take action.

“@EmoryUniversity this woman has no place in medical care,” one said. “she cheered on the slaughter of innocent jewish civilians at a peaceful music festival.”

“@EmoryUniversity you might wanna look into this,” another said. “Your students and patients should not have to fear that their doctors call for their murder.”

The school responded to the demands, saying it placed AbouYabis on leave while an investigation took place.

“We are aware of the recent antisemitic comments made on a private social media account by one of our assistant professors.,” the school said in a statement. “We condemn such comments in the strongest possible terms and have immediately placed this individual on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.”

As of Wednesday, AbouYabis no longer works for the university or the cancer institute, a spokesperson for Emory announced.

Dr. Abeer AbouYabis is no longer employed or practicing at Emory, including the Winship Cancer Institute,” the spokesperson told TND. “We are working with all affected patients to facilitate their uninterrupted access to high-quality care at Emory Healthcare.”

A professor at the School of Art Institute of Chicago was met with similar blowback over comments calling Israelis “pigs, savages” and “very very bad people.”