A lady was seen in a widely shared video ripping up posters depicting Israeli children who had been abducted by Hamas.
Aya Baraket, a lady, appears in a video that has gone viral. In the footage, she can be seen removing posters depicting Israeli youngsters kidnapped by Hamas terrorists. She gave an unambiguous response to a query about what she had done, aimed at both the individual asking the question and Israel.
Upper West Side NYC – “f*ck you and f*ck Israel” … other woman “f*ck you b*tch … f*ck you and Israel” while both tearing down posters of kidnapped Israeli children taken by Hamas terrorists.
Help identify them! pic.twitter.com/IqXEtaMnmJ
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) October 31, 2023
She is seen in the video pulling down posters that show Israeli children who have been abducted by Hamas militants. “F*ck you and f*ck Israel,” she yelled when questioned about her behavior. “F*ck you, b*tch… f*ck you and Israel,” said the other lady.
A number of individuals responding to the widely shared video criticized her for her behavior. “Will buy you a one-way ticket to Gaza so you can show your support there,” a person said.
“I believe there would be a very different response from the other side if those were missing children from Gaza.” I see nothing but hatred from these people,” commented a another commenter.
“The taking down of hostage posters may be the most irritating & offensive of all the vile things the left has done during this war,” a commenter said. A genuinely wicked force is inside the person who would do this.
Who is Aya Baraket?
It is said that Aya Baraket is employed at Barista in Queens. A number of individuals have demanded that she be arrested after her video went viral.
“If Aya Baraket has a job, do the right thing and fire her today,” a user tweeted.
One person commented, “Oh, it seems like Aya Baraket is a well-known barista in Queens.”
In the meanwhile, Brooklyn resident Mohamed Khalil was placed under arrest after an attempted forcible removal of Israeli hostage posters was seen on video. Khalil was facing opposition from a gang guarding the Upper East Side pole at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. Khalil was wearing a Palestinian scarf.
The brawl has been denounced by Jewish officials as an act of antisemitism, underscoring the heightened tensions surrounding the dispute between Israel and Hamas. Following the October 7 surprise strikes by Hamas, posters featuring more than 200 hostages—many of them minors—began to circulate. In order to express disapproval, people in New York City have demonstrated their removal.
The effects of these hate crimes are evident even in cases when there are no direct witnesses. Flyers on poles and fences that have been deliberately defaced or that have only been partly damaged are easily recognized.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik spoke with dismay, calling these actions the height of antisemitism. He emphasized the horrific degree of inhumanity that these atrocities represent, unable to fathom the amount of hate that drives them.
As the New York Board of Rabbis’ executive vice president, Potasnik said that although antisemitism has always existed, it has sometimes been more subtle and well-liked.