Dr. Dana Diab was an ER physician at Leno Hill Hospital and has now been fired.
According to the Dailymail, Diab is Palestinian and shared an Instagram video showing the attack on the Nova music festival, where over 200 people were murdered.
The doctor’s caption celebrated the massacre of innocents, reading, “Zionist settlers getting a taste of their own medicine.”
The post went viral after it was exposed by StopAntisemitism and discovered the post informing Jewish patients to “beware.”
NYC – Dr. Dana Diab is an ER physician at Lenox Hill (@lenoxhill).
Dina Diab took to Instagram rejoicing Zionist settlers [aka jews] were murdered, raped, beheaded, and kidnapped by the Hamas terror group on Saturday October 7th.
Jewish patients beware. pic.twitter.com/uS71Qz5oJh
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) October 16, 2023
“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.
After the uproar online, Northwell Health replied to StopAntisemtism on X (formerly Twitter) that Diab had been let go.
“We are deeply sorry for the hurt and offense these comments have caused. These views do not represent Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health and go against our core values. The team member is no longer employed with Northwell,” the healthcare company later said.
We are deeply sorry for the hurt and offense these comments have caused. These views do not represent Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health and go against our core values. The team member is no longer employed with Northwell.
— Northwell Health (@NorthwellHealth) October 17, 2023
“I never have and never will abdicate my duty and my oath as a physician,” Diab said in defiance. Adding that she “never called for harm to anyone.”
Diab’s Instagram page is now private, and an “I stand with Palestine” flag appears as her profile picture.