‘Ready for Your Downfall?’: Pro-Hamas DHS Official Put on Leave for Online Comments


(Headline USA) An asylum official in the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security was put on administrative leave this week after praising Hamas’s terrorist attack against Israel.

Nejwa Ali, an officer with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, once worked as a public affairs officer for the Palestine Liberation Organization’s delegation to the U.S. in 2016 and 2017.

She was hired by USCIS in 2019 and was promoted this year to an adjudication officer, which allowed her to vet people before they enter the U.S.

Ali has made multiple posts on social media praising Hamas in the wake of its attack on Israel, using the private name “Falastine Mi Amor,” according to the Daily Wire.

She even shared an image of the terrorists using hang gliders before attacking innocent civilians at a music festival near the Gaza Strip.

“Palestinians have been suffering under Israel’s brutal, illegal, military, APARTHEID occupation for more than 75 years,” Ali reportedly wrote on Oct. 7, the day the terrorists launched their attack.

In another post, Ali wrote, “F*** Israel, the government, and its military @stateofisrael @timesofisrael are you ready for your downfall…because we are ready for our freedom. Israel and every Israel [sic] has to remember one thing: respect our existence or expect resistance. Simple. No apologies. #freepalestine.”

The next day, Ali wrote: ​”​Free Palestine and F*** APARTHEID Israel, and any Israeli that supports the bulls***. Your privilege is blinding, apparently, but ignorance is not bliss and I hold every Israeli accountable for their governments actions, IF they do not speak against Israel and the Israeli military.”

After her social media posts were exposed, DHS confirmed it had placed Ali on leave pending an investigation.

“USCIS strongly condemns antisemitism and the use of violent rhetoric in any form,” spokesperson Matthew Bourke said in a statement.

“USCIS employees are held to high ethical standards both on and off duty, including their presence on social media,” he wrote. “Any violation of these standards is taken seriously by the agency.”