Yasmeen Mashayekh has spread antisemitism and violent hatred of Zionists, called for the destruction of Israel and the United States, expressed support for Hamas and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and glorified terrorists.
Mashayekh has also promoted incitement, demonized Israel, endorsed an anti-Israel agitator and engaged in anti-Israel activism. She is a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.
As of October 2021, Mashayekh was a “Civil Engineer” student at the University of Southern California (USC) and indicated in her Clubhouse bio that she was an “Engineer in the making” slated to graduate in 2022.
In September 2021, Mashayekh was listed by USC’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Executive Board as the Pacific South West Conference (PSWC) Co-Chair as well as the President of USC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).
On June 3, 2021, Mashayekh tweeted: “It’s my little sisters first day of first grade and I asked her what she learned today and she said “yel3an el yahood [Curse the Jews]” nah where was this curriculum when i was in school …”
Violent Hatred of Zionists
On October 25, 2021, Mashayekh tweeted: “Oh no how horrifying that I want to kill my colonizer!!” Mashayekh’s tweet was in response to a Canary Mission tweet that read: “It is HORRIFYING that the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Senator from @USCViterbi Yasmeen Mashayekh tweeted: ‘I want to kill every motherf**king zionist.’”
On May 9, 2021, Mashayekh tweeted: “I want to kill every motherf**king zionist.”
On May 11, 2021, Mashayekh tweeted: “Palestinian youth set settlers on fire in Haifa.” Mashayekh’s tweet included a video of the incident featuring superimposed Arabic text that read: “A Jew’s head was set ablaze in Haifa a while ago. Long live the heroes’ arms.”
On May 11, 2021, during Israel’s “Operation Guardian of the Walls (OGW)” against Hamas in Gaza, violent Arab riots broke out in Haifa and Lod, Israeli cities with large Arab populations. The rioters in Haifa reportedly “threw rocks, launched fireworks, and hurled bottles at the various demonstrations,” according to police. They also burned trash cans.
On May 12, 2021, a Twitter user responded to her tweet and wrote: “They should’ve filled it with gas and lit them zionists up” to which Mashayekh replied: “LMFAOOOOOO [Laughing my f**king a** off] THEY DID THOUGH.”
Calling for the Destruction of Israel and the United States
Ownership claims to lands in Silwan, a Palestinian-dominated community in East Jerusalem, have been hotly contested as many Jews and Palestinians possess conflicting deeds to the same properties, with Jews holding deeds that pre-date those held by Palestinians. Jews who have attempted to reclaim their properties and move into Silwan have been frequently met with Palestinian violence.
Hamas is a designated terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, Britain, Canada, Australia, Japan and Israel. Since the 1990s, Hamas has been carrying out suicide bombings and rocket attacks against civilian targets, wounding and killing thousands of Israelis.
On May 13, 2021, Mashayekh tweeted: “We ask everyone to stop filming/sharing footage of the firing of rockets towards the Zionist state because it will negatively affect our resistance. Not sharing will stop [Israel’s] ability to pinpoint where the rockets are being fired from. We are all responsible.”
In May 2021, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorists fired over 4,300 rockets from Gaza at major population centers in Israel. Israel responded by launching OGW, carrying out targeted military strikes in Gaza.
Supporting the PFLP
The tweet included a photo of a physical copy of the terrorist organization, the PFLP’s, official manifesto, Strategy for the Liberation of Palestine, that she had received from anti-Israel activist Shatha Ayman.
The U.S. State Department has listed the PFLP as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) since 1997, given its history of attacks against civilians, airplane hijackings and suicide bombings. In 2014, two PFLP terrorists murdered five Jewish men in prayer and one Druze police officer in a Jerusalem synagogue with an ax and gun.
The group’s manifesto lists [p.4-10] the PFLP’s enemies as Israel, “World Zionist Movement,” the U.S. and “World Imperialism” and claims [p.62] that the liberation of Palestine cannot be achieved “except through armed struggle and a protracted popular liberation war.”
On September 23, 2020, Mashayekh posted a renowned photo of Leila Khaled to Instagram and captioned it: “LEILA KHALED: PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ICON.”
Khaled is a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and participated in the hijacking of TWA Flight 840 in 1969 and El Al Flight 219 in 1970. As of 2017, Khaled was a member of PFLP’s Political Bureau.
The PFLP claimed credit for the 2014 Har Nof Massacre where six people were murdered during morning prayers in a Jerusalem synagogue. The PFLP also claimed credit for the 2001 assassination of the Israeli tourism minister.
Mashayekh retweeted a June 29, 2021 tweet from the PYM that read: “KHADER ADNAN ENDS 25-DAY HUNGER STRIKE AND IS FREE! Palestinian political prisoner, Khader Adnan, ends his historic 25-day Hunger Strike & is free from Zionist detention after his abduction from a checkpoint near Nablus on May 30th.FREE ALL OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS! .”
Khader Adnan is a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organization. A 2007 YouTube video showed Adnan praising and encouraging suicide bombings: “Who among you will carry the next explosive belt? Who among you will fire the next bullets? Who among you will have his body parts blown all over?”
Yasmine Jaber was reportedly recruited by “Hezbollah operatives at a conference in 2015 and asked to recruit others in east Jerusalem.… and communicated with them via social media.” An Israeli court reportedly sentenced Jaber to 30 months in prison, probation and a fine in a plea bargain, after Jaber acknowledged aiding Hezbollah over several years.
Since the early 2000’s, the term “intifada” has carried the connotation of violence.
Incitement around Al-Aqsa and Sheikh Jarrah were leading factors in Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorists firing more than 4,300 rockets from Gaza at Israel’s major centers on May 10-21, 2021.
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] U.S.-based Jewish organizations for violence that occurs against Black and Brown communities, immigrants and activists in the U.S.”
Endorsing an Anti-Israel Agitator
Mashayekh retweeted a June 26, 2021 tweet by anti-Israel agitator Mohammed El-Kurd that read: “Israeli terrorist forces arresting people left and right in Sheikh Jarrah, making our families’ lives a living hell… sick of these fascists #SaveSheikhJarrah.”
In May 2021, Palestinian violence erupted in anticipation of an Israel High Court ruling on eviction proceedings concerning over 70 Palestinian tenants illegally residing in Jewish-owned properties in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
El-Kurd was one of the Palestinian tenants whose family was illegally residing in Jewish-owned properties in Sheikh Jarrah. In May 2021, El-Kurd returned from the United States to his family home, following a February 16, 2021 Israeli District Court ruling to evict over 70 Palestinian tenants.
On June 9, 2021, Mashayekh tweeted: “Thank you everyone who placed an order! 100% of profits have been donated to PCRF [Palestine Children’s Relief Fund]. Please please please continue to support us by spreading awareness.”
On May 10, 2021, during Israel’s OGW in Gaza, Mashayekh tweeted: “Los Angeles !!!! TOMORROW!!!” and shared a promotional flyer to Twitter for the May 11, 2021 “Emergency Rally” titled “All Out for Palestine.” The rally took place outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles and was co-organized by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), PYM, Al-Awda as well as JVP-LA.
On May 8, 2021, Mashayekh promoted to Twitter a May 15, 2021 “LA RALLY & PROTEST” titled “Nakba 73 – Resistance Until Liberation Rally.”
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.
Also, on May 8, 2021, Mashayekh promoted another May 15, 2021 “RALLY & PROTEST” in Houston. The event was titled “Nakba 73: We Will Return” and was co-organized by the PYM. Mashayekh captioned the post: “HOUSTON !!!!!!!!!!!”
The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement was founded by Omar Barghouti in 2005 as an allegedly “Palestinian-led movement” to challenge “international support for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism.”
In 2015, Barghouti was quoted saying that “BDS aims to turn Israel into a pariah state, as South Africa once was, and to isolate its regime of oppression in order to achieve our UN-stipulated rights.”
The dominant organization in the BDS Movement is the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Campaign National Committee (BNC), founded by Barghouti in 2007, during the First Palestinian Conference for the Boycott of Israel.
The movement’s most notable achievement has been the infiltration of university campuses through lobbying for “BDS resolutions.” In these cases, student governments, backed by anti-Israel affiliates, have proposed resolutions on some form of boycott of — or divestment from — Israel and Israeli-affiliated entities.
These boycott resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on numerous North American campuses.
BDS activity is often aggressive and disruptive. It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic incidents on campus. In 2013, when the student government of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) debated a BDS resolution, reports emerged of violent threats and the spitting on a student wearing a Star of David necklace.
Social Media and Web Links
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Photos & Screenshots
“I want to kill every motherf**king zionist.” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, May 9 2021
“Death to Israel and its b**ch the US.” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, Jun 30 2021
“Israel has no history, just a criminal record.” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, Jun 26 2021
“Zionists are going to f**king pay..” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, Jun 21 2021
“We ask everyone to stop filming/sharing footage of the firing of rockets towards the Zionist state because it will negatively affect our resistance.” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, May 13 2021
“Palestinian youth set settlers on fire in Haifa.” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, May 11 2021
“All my homies love Hamas.” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, May 10 2021
“yel3an el yahood [curse the Jews].” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, May 9 2021
“Yes I f**king love hamas now stfu [shut the f**k up].” Yasmeen Mashayekh, Twitter, May 8 2021
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