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A doctor at New York University Langone Winthrop Hospital has been let go after he posted messages on social media celebrating the Hamas massacre of over 1,400 people in Israel on October 7.

The hospital announced today (Wednesday) the dismissal of Dr. Zaki Masoud in light of his posts to Instagram last week in which he wrote: “It’s time to be bold with you words. Don’t hesitate to openly state your support of Palestinian resistance. Be loud & proud you’re on the side of justice."

He added: “No more walking on eggshells, afraid of what people will think. Let them call it terrorism. Extremism. Barbarianism. We call it liberation. Decolonization. Resistance. Revolution.”

Masoud's posts were brought to the hospital's attention by the StopAntisemitism movement, which wrote: “Zaki Masoud is a physician at NYU Langone Winthrop Hospital. On October 7th, after Hamas terrorists murdered 1300+ people in Israel, raped young women, beheaded babies, and burned the elderly alive, Dr. Masoud took to Instagram and labeled this massacre a ‘liberation. Resistance. Revolution.’"

“Jewish patients, specifically Israeli ones, must be kept away from this man @nyulangone,” it added.

The hospital stated that “Zaki Masoud has been removed from service as resident at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island. We are following our investigative and disciplinary processes.”

“We will not tolerate reprehensible statements condoning hatred or violence which have no place in our institution,” NYU Health said. “All employees are held to this high standard.”