A New York City doctor has been fired after celebrating the massacre of Israelis by the Islamist terror group Hamas.
Dr Dana Diab, an ER physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, shared an Instagram video showing the attack on the Nova music festival near Gaza where at least 260 people were killed on October 7.
The Palestinian doctor’s caption rejoiced in the barbarity, reading: ‘Zionist settlers getting a taste of their own medicine.’
The posts went viral after being shared by StopAntisemitism, a US non-profit organization, which warned: ‘Jewish patients beware.’
Diab’s employer, Northwell Health, today replied to StopAntisemitism on X (formerly Twitter), announcing that she had been dismissed.
Dr Dana Diab, pictured here, shared an Instagram video showing the attack on the Nova music festival near Gaza where at least 260 people were killed
Dr Dana Diab, an ER physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, shared a video to her Instagram showing the attack on the Nova music festival near Gaza where 260 people were killed on October 7. Her caption rejoiced in the barbarity, reading: ‘Zionist settlers getting a taste of their own medicine’
‘We’ve been alerted to discriminatory comments that appear to have been posted by a team member regarding the crisis in the Middle East. These views don’t represent Lenox Hill Hospital & Northwell Health & go against our core values. We are investigating & taking immediate action,’ Northwell said.
‘We are deeply sorry for the hurt and offense these comments have caused… The team member is no longer employed with Northwell.’
Diab’s Instagram account has since been made private. An ‘I stand with Palestine’ flag appears as her profile picture.
She insisted to the New York Post that she ‘never called for harm to anyone’ in her post.
‘I never have and never will abdicate my duty and my oath as a physician,’ she added.
Diab had formerly worked at Brookdale University Hospital, who told DailyMail.com: ‘Dr. Diab is not an employee of Brookdale and has not been since 2022. Moreover her sentiments are not shared by this organization.’
A general view of the Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side which is run by Northwell Health
Haunting images have since revealed the eerie quiet that settled over the site of the Nova festival that Diab had been referring to.
Dozens of cars are pictured abandoned after Hamas stormed the festival near Kibbutz Re’im, close to the Gaza Strip, as part of the groups surprise assault.
Whole windows are missing from many of the cars, after attackers wantonly shot at civilians in the early hours of the morning.
Camping gear, including sleeping bags, was left behind as thousands of revelers ran for their lives, as were everyday items, such as bottles of water and items of clothing.
Several tents, including those used to host events at the festival, were also abandoned by organizers and festivalgoers alike.
Aerial footage of the festival site, meanwhile, revealed a torched swathe of land, seemingly done by Hamas’ terrorists.
Music at the deadly rave, which survivors said initially had ‘good vibes’, played all night until around 6.30am, when a siren began blaring warning of rockets.
Some 260 people have been confirmed dead at the festival ground, but a number of festivalgoers remain missing – with many fearing they are amongst those women, children and elderly victims who have been abducted by Hamas.
Hamas gunmen killed around 270 revelers who were attending the outdoor rave music festival in an Israeli community near Gaza
Israeli troops inspect the ravaged site of the weekend attack on the Supernova desert music Festival by Palestinian militants
The land around the festival site appears to have been torched by Hamas terrorists following the assault
One of those abducted from the festival after Hamas descended on the site was Mia Schem, 21, a French and Israeli citizen.
As the murderous gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns shot at the revellers, Mia’s mother Keren Schem said her daughter sent her friend a panicked message that read: ‘They’re shooting at us. Please, come save us!’
For more than a week, Keren had no idea if her daughter was dead or alive. But last night, Hamas released chilling footage of Mia pleading with Israeli officials to ‘get her out of Gaza’.
Her heartbroken mother is now ‘begging the world to bring’ her daughter home, with Keren saying she fears what the terrorists will do to ‘her baby’.
She said the 21-year-old, who was shot at and abducted from the Nova Festival near the Israeli border, ‘only went to a party, to a festival party to have some fun… and now she’s in Gaza’.
Video released by her family shows Mia, who her mum has described as a ‘warrior’, dancing and smiling with friends.
At a Press conference today, Keren called for the world to come together to stop Hamas, who she said had committed a ‘crime against humanity’.
She added: ‘There are many children who went to this party, many babies, children, old people and Holocaust survivors that were kidnapped, their houses were burned.’
Keren Schem appealed for her daughter and all the other hostages taken on October 7 to be returned home
The 21-year-old is a French and Israeli citizen and was described by her mother as ‘creative’ and ‘mature’. Pictured in a TikTok vide
Speaking to the camera in Hebrew, the young woman asks for Hamas to release her and let her go home
The video, which was published on the group’s official Telegram channel, shows the young woman speaking Hebrew as she addresses the camera directly.
She says she is from central Israel and that her captors are taking care of her.
In a heartbreaking message to the Israeli government, she says: ‘I only ask that you get me out of here as soon as possible. Please.’
It is the first footage released by Hamas of a hostage purportedly speaking from captivity, with the caption saying she was abducted on October 7.
Diab’s sickening post is just the latest vile outburst of hatred which has punctuated the public reaction to the unprecedented terror attack on Israel.
Across US cities and university campuses, anti-Semitism has soared and pro-Hamas protesters have taken to the streets.
Harvard University is one of those currently facing a backlash after 31 of its student societies issued a joint statement ‘holding the Israeli regime entirely responsible’ for the conflict.
Subsequent protests have kicked off at the Ivy League school, with Israel supporters being branded ‘Nazis’ after turning out to challenge pro-Palestinian demonstrators.
A group of around 150 brandishing placards and Palestinian flags occupied the steps of Cambridge City Hall.
One was seen stamping on a US flag as he slammed the ‘brutal treatment of Palestinians since 1948’.
Israeli supporters then appeared on the scene, having brought an amplifier along and berated the protesters as ‘terrorists’ and ‘cowards’.
Students at the elite school had their own future thrown into doubt after a host of blue chip CEOs declared them unemployable.
The Palestine Solidarity Committee holding banners outside of Harvard University
In a statement published on the Ivy League institution’s website, university president Claudine Gay said the 31 student groups who pledged to support the militants ‘don’t speak for the university or its leadership’
After 31 of the student societies on campus held Israel accountable for ‘all unfolding violence’ hedge fund manager Bill Ackman revealed that his fellow bosses want to know who they are so ‘none of us inadvertently hire any of their members’.
The CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management said he has been approached by ‘a number of CEOs’, adding: ‘One should not be able to hide behind a corporate shield when issuing statements supporting the actions of terrorists, who, we now learn, have beheaded babies, among other inconceivably despicable acts.’
Jonathan Neman, CEO of food chain Sweetgreen, agreed, tweeting he ‘would like to know so I know never to hire these people’.
DoveHill Capital Management CEO Jake Wurzak supported the call, and EasyHealth healthcare services CEO David Duel responded: ‘Same.’
Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman revealed that his fellow bosses want to know who the students are so ‘none of us inadvertently hire any of their members’
Sweetgreen boss Jonathan Neman (left) and DoveHill Capital Management CEO Jake Wurzak (right) echoed the call
President of Harvard Claudine Gay issued a statement last Tuesday condemning ‘terrorist atrocities committed by Hamas in Israel’ and insisting the 31 student groups ‘don’t speak for the university or its leadership’.
‘Let me also state, on this matter as on others, that while our students have the right to speak for themselves, no student group — not even 30 student groups — speaks for Harvard University or its leadership,’ Gay said.
The president added: ‘We will all be well served in such a difficult moment by rhetoric that aims to illuminate and not inflame.
The organizations signing the letter included Muslim and Palestinian support groups, plus others named for a variety of backgrounds, including the Harvard Jews for Liberation and the African American Resistance Organization.