Abbas Hamideh was born and raised in Puerto Rico, attended College in New York, and now lives in Cleveland. He attempts to disguise his activism as peaceful but he is in fact a devoted supporter of terror organizations who advocates for violence against Jews and killing of Israelis.
Abbas Hamideh and the organization he co-founded, Al-Awda, are well known to Law Enforcement Agencies. Al-Awda openly supports terror groups targeting Israelis. In 2007, the Al-Awda listserv disseminated at least five communications from the U.S. designated terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), including one from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, and one joint statement with Hamas. In 2009, Hamideh’s Al-Awda also openly claimed Jews are guilty of engaging in organ trafficking.
Hamideh is not shy about his deeply rooted Jew hatred and often expresses it on Twitter.
November 2016- “Israel does not have a right to exist”
Perhaps the most frightening of all his social media posts is his clear support for Hezbollah, one of the most dangerous global designated terror groups. Over and over again, Hamideh praises the terror organization and their leader, Hassan Nasrallah, on Twitter.
May 2018- “Long live the courageous Hezbollah!”
Hamideh has also expressed strong support for Rasmea Odeh, a member of the PFLP, who was convicted of planting the explosives used in two Jerusalem bombings.
After the 2018 Pittsburgh massacre in which 13 Jews were killed by a white supremacist some Muslim communities stood in support with Jews. Hamideh tweeted, “I don’t find Muslims holding hands with Zionist congregations amusing. Those engaged in such activities are betraying the Palestinian martyrs falling daily. It is treason to the Palestinian struggle.”
In March 2019, Hamideh orchestrated a protest in Washington D.C. at the annual AIPAC Conference. During the protest, he was filmed chanting “A progressive Zionist is the same as a progressive Nazi”.
Exactly how radical is Abbas Hamideh? To the point his good friend and an antisemite in her own right Linda Sarsour has fully ceased communication with him over a dispute that Sarsour had the audacity to support a Jew, Bernie Sanders, for the 2020 Presidential Campaign.
Unlike Sarsour, Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has no problem associating with Hamideh. In January 2019, he posted on Twitter a photo in which he is standing next to Tlaib; Tlaib refused to comment on their relationship.