Israel. She has also
for anti-Israel agitators.
, since September 2013.
she was a “writing tutor/writer" and graduated from Saint Xavier University (SXU), with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature, in 2016.
on Facebook promoting Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.
the 2017 hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners known as the “Dignity Strike." He headed the
. His organizations carried out many
attacks against Israeli civilians.
her Facebook cover photo to a graphic by Addameer.
advocates on behalf of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, including many terrorists such as
. Addammer is
an article that included Rasmea Odeh as one of: “10 Palestinian women that are legends in their own right." The subheading said: “Talk about badass - they accomplished incredible things."
Abdellatif later tweeted
the article, saying: “I wrote about some of my favorite Palestinian women."
On November 7, 2014, Abdellatif promoted a link on Facebook to the Friends of Al-Aqsa #HandsOffAlAqsa campaign
That same day, she also changed
her Facebook cover photo to an image of Jerusalem that said: “#HandsOffAlAqsa."
In the fall of 2014, Palestinian leaders and media incited
a wave of violence against Israelis with the lie
that Israel intended to desecrate the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
This resulted in the November 18, 2014 Har Nof massacre, in which terrorists murdered six people
in a Jerusalem synagogue, during morning prayers
Glorifying Violent Protesters
On May 15, 2018, during riots then occuring
on Israel’s Gaza border, Abdellatif tweeted
that on March 30th: “Israeli forces killed 17 unarmed protestors."
On March 30, 2018, some 30,000 Palestinians in Gaza approached
Israel’s border to take part in “Land Day Protests" or the “March of Return." The March of Return was organized
by Hamas as a campaign of violent
protests along Israel’s border to spotlight the demand of Palestinians to “return" to Israel.
The “right of return" is a Palestinian demand discredited
as a means to eliminate Israel.
March participants sent
scores of kites bearing explosive devices across Israel’s border to burn
Israeli crops and homes. Participants also attempted
to breach the border fence, which caused
the Israeli Defense Forces to respond with live fire.
On May 16, 2018, a Hamas
senior official stated
that 50 out of 62 protesters killed during a May 14 protest were Hamas operatives. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
also claimed that three of its members were killed at the same protest.
That same day, she tweeted
: “Yesterday, they marched again... About 60 Palestinians were slaughtered. And yet there are still more protests."
Also on May 15, 2018, Abdellatif tweeted
: “Palestinians are not asking to be killed as ‘a propaganda attempt.’ They are asking for freedom and human rights. Israel made the choice to kill them instead."
On May 15, 2018, senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahhar said
that the Gaza protests were a pretext
of “peaceful resistance
." Another Hamas leader had declared
[00:00:30]: “We will take down the border [with Israel] and we will tear out their hearts from their bodies."
On August 23, 2017, Abdellatif promoted
on Facebook a Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
petition, titled: “Tell the ADL: Stop sponsoring U.S./Israel police exchanges." The petition referred
to counter-terrorism collaboration between the U.S. and Israel as “deadly exchanges."
In 2017, JVP launched the “Deadly Exchange
" campaign that accused American Jewish organizations of promoting human rights abuses. JVP also released a video that blamed
[00:04:04] Jewish organizations for violence that occurs against Black and Brown communities, immigrants and activists in the U.S.
On May 15, 2016, Abdellatif changed
her Facebook cover photo to an image that said: “NAKBA. NEVER FORGET THE RIGHT OF RETURN."
Nakba is generally translated as “catastrophe" in Arabic, referring to the outcome of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It is a term often used to delegitimize the creation of the State of Israel by defining it as a catastrophe.
On April 24, 2016, Abdellatif tweeted
: “‘But the state of Israel was not created for the salvation of the Jews.’" Her tweet linked to an “Open Letter to the Born Again" by James Baldwin, who claimed
in the letter that the State of Israel “was created for the salvation of the Western interests."
On April 14, 2016, Abdellatif tweeted
: “You can never have enough Palestine stuff! Thanks @SJPSaintXavier ! #SXUPAW2016" and shared a photo of merchandise from Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
at SXU’s “Palestine Awareness Week." Palestine Awareness Week (PAW)
is a re-branding
for American audiences of Israel Apartheid Week (IAW)
, originally presented as “an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people" and build support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)
On March 14, 2015, Abdellatif tweeted
: “Israel: Land of Creation or Land of Oppression & Apartheid? http://bit.ly/1x2adjr #Israeltech #NoHipsterApartheid." The tweet was part of a USCPR
BDS campaign against
a South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.
The festival included a panel that showcased
Israeli technology and claimed the panel would help Israel “whitewash" its “massacres and apartheid" against Palestinians.
On January 30, 2015, Abdellatif tweeted
: “‘We would have no #Birthright without Israeli occupation and apartheid.’"Birthright Israel
is a heritage trip to Israel for Jewish young adults from across the world.
The tweet linked to an article on Electronic Intifada
for a boycott of Taglit-Birthright
Jewish heritage trips to Israel and claimed: “Birthright can only exist through the suppression and erasure of many Jewish identities, histories and experiences."
On January 27, 2015, Abdellatif posted
on Facebook accusing Israel of “apartheid, colonialism and ethnic cleansing," in response to an aritcle about
a Muslim’s positive experience of coexistence in Israel.
On Jan 20, 2015, Abdellatif tweeted
: “‘we continue to reject offensive stereotypes of Muslims’ can we also reject killing/arming Israel to kill Muslims #SOTU."
On August 4, 2014, during Operation Protective Edge (OPE)
, Abdellatif tweeted
: “#StopTheArms to Israel. Deliberate attacks on civilians are #WarCrimes."
Israel commenced OPE
in July 2014, to stop rocket fire
targeting Israeli civilians
and to destroy Hamas attack tunnels
On April 1, 2016, Abdellatif promoted
on Facebook a rap video
condemning American record producer, DJ and radio personality DJ Khaled
and linking him with Sabra Hummus. Khaled performed
at a Super Bowl event sponsored by Sabra, which is partially owned
by an Israeli company, the Strauss Group.
The video accused
Israel of [00:00:53] “building walls, block by block - apartheid" and
[00:02:26] of Israeli “soldiers killing lots of kids." It also glorified
[00:00:52] Palestinian rock throwers and showed people wearing shirts that said
[00:01:29] “#boycottsabra." .
On September 10, 2015, Abdellatif signed
and promoted on Facebook a petition directed at American rapper Kayne West
, titled: “Don’t Play Apartheid Israel." The petition referred
to Israel as “a racist regime." West performed
in Israel on October 1, 2015.
On July 9, 2015, Abdellatif tweeted
: “Cool pics of the 1960s South Africa boycott. If BDS worked for SA it will work for Palestine Inshallah. #ISupportBDS"
On May 5, 2015, Abdellatif tweeted
: “Thank @MsLaurynHill for canceling Israel gig: Let her know we've got her back!" and shared a graphic by JVP that said: “THANK YOU, Ms. Lauryn Hill FOR RESPECTING THE PALESTINIAN CALL FOR CULTURAL BOYCOTT."
American musician Lauryn Hill canceled
a scheduled performance in Israel due to pressure from BDS activists.
Supporting Anti-Israel Agitators
On November 29, 2018, Abdellatif tweeted
: “#IStandWithMLH" and embedded a tweet that said
: “We’re already close to 1,000 signatures on a petition to urge the cowards at CNN to re-hire @marclamonthill and apologize. I think it would take about 500k to get them to rethink, which should easily be doable."
In November 2018, Marc Lamont Hill was fired
from his position as a contributor to CNN News network following
controversial comments he made during a meeting held at the United Nations for an “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People."
During the meeting, Hill reportedly whitewashed Palestinian violence and accused Israel of “state violence and ethnic cleansing." He also called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea."
In September 2018, during a U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) conference, Hill insinuated
[00:31:01] that Israel poisons Palestinian water and seemingly approved
[00:30:34] of violence against Israelis.
On November 15, 2018, Abdellatif tweeted
in defense of U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: “The accusations against her are ridiculous. This article for example acknowledges that ‘it isn’t inherently anti-Semitic to be critical of Israeli political leadership or policies,’ but labels her anti-Semitic over nothing but a tweet criticizing Israel."
Ilhan Omar was elected
to the U.S. Congress in 2018. In February 2019, top Congressional leaders denounced
Omar for tweeting anti-Semitic remarks. She has also demonized
Israel and endorsed
BDS, including introducing
a pro-BDS resolution in the U.S. Congress.
In July 2019, Omar introduced
H.Res. 496, referred
to as a “pro-BDS" resolution, which Omar described
as “an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support...the BDS movement."
Also on November 15, 2018, Abdellatif tweeted
: “#IStandWithIlhan because she is standing up for our right to boycott and fight against oppression. She is incredibly brave to take on this fight and deserves our support."
In 2016, Abdellatif listed
Linda Sarsour in her article, titled: “10 Palestinian women that are legends in their own right."
Linda Sarsour has frequently used
the word “Zionist" as a pejorative and has tweeted
that “nothing is creepier than Zionism." She has aligned
with noted anti-Semite
Louis Farrakhan, dismissed
[00:07:45] those who see her alignment with Farrakhan as problematic and slammed the “Jewish Media" for calling attention to it.
At Farrakhan’s 2015 #JusticeOrElse March, Sarsour asserted
[00:00:36]: “The same people who justify the massacres of Palestinian people and call it ‘collateral damage’ are the same people who justify the murder of young black men and women."