A Florida dentist was fired just hours after a video of him and a friend tearing up posters of kidnapped and murdered Israelis in Miami went viral.
Ahmed Elkoussa, a 31-year-old dentist, and “Instagram model” Xave Ramoul were caught on camera Tuesday destroying posters of Israeli hostages in the Brickell neighborhood.
On Wednesday morning, Elkoussa was fired from his position at CG Smile, a dental practice where he worked in Miami.
“We are very sad to see this situation when we wake up,” the office wrote on Instagram. ‘Our office CG Smile does not support the actions of Dr. Elkoussa. We do not support terrorist groups, actions or supporters.”
“He has been removed from our staff, all of our social media pages and groups. CG Smile does NOT support the actions or supporters of terrorist groups,” the message said.
Ahmed Elkoussa, a 31-year-old dentist, was fired from his position at CG Smile after he was caught on camera tearing up posters of Israeli hostages in Brickell on Tuesday.
Dental clinic CG Smile announced his resignation on Instagram on Wednesday after facing backlash, condemning Elkoussa’s shameful action
The owner of the dental practice, Juan Carlos Izquierdo, said his office has faced serious reactions since Elkoussa’s actions, which he condemned.
‘I don’t think it’s right. It contradicts our position on the whole situation,” Izquierdo said. “Later I got a call saying he wanted to explain it and that after he explained it everything would be resolved, and I told him I didn’t want to hear it,” he told NBC6.
Taty Guiribitey, who claimed on Instagram to be the owner’s mother, said her husband, the owner’s father, is Jewish and they would never allow “anything against Israel.”
“I am the mother of the owner of CG smile and my husband, his father is Jewish, we would never allow anything against Israel, especially now that our friends are experiencing a terrifying situation in Israel,” she noted.
‘As a member of a Jewish family, we open our doors to all ethnicities, but unfortunately we cannot predict the attitudes of others. Our family will always uphold our unwavering commitment to justice and truth.”
Many users applauded the decision to let Elkoussa go in the comments after calling for his resignation.
“He has been removed from our staff, all of our social media pages and groups. CG Smile does NOT support the actions or supporters of terrorist groups,” the message said
The viral video shows Elkoussa and ‘Instagram model’ Xave Ramoul tearing up posters of Israeli hostages in Brickell, Miami
Ramoul and Elkoussa appeared to have deleted their social media profiles after the video
Additionally, many took to Yelp to give the dentist 1-star reviews and demand the revocation of his license. He claimed his abhorrent actions show he is unfit to treat patients.
‘Doctors should take care of their patients. The Hippocratic Oath literally says, “Never will I betray them or risk their well-being to satisfy my vanity.” I will not hurt my fellow man or thrust a knife into his flesh if I do not know how, or give him an herb to soothe his feelings. pain even though he begs for it in fear if it could take his breath away,” one user commented.
‘Someone who supports a terrorist organization goes directly against this. His driver’s license should be suspended!’
Another warned potential customers: “Be careful, this is a terror supporter celebrating Hamas’ massacre of 1,400 Israeli men, women, children and babies. He may be a dentist by day, but at night he walks the streets of Miami, photographing the Israeli toddlers captured as pows by Hamas terrorists.”
‘He could be dangerous to patients and possibly a jihadist. Don’t risk your life. Avoid this terror supporting ‘doctor’. God knows how to harm Jewish patients or those who do not subscribe to his genocidal views.”
‘Doctors who celebrate murder should be suspended. Psychopaths who support genocide have no business being doctors or presenting themselves as humanists.”
Both men who appeared on video, ElKoussa and Ramoul, appeared to have deleted their social media after receiving backlash online after the video circulated.
They have not publicly commented on the video or the dentist’s firing.
The two men are among those seen across the country tearing up the flyers of hostages captured by Hamas.
NYU student Yazmeen Deyhimi admitted to tearing down posters of Israeli hostages, blaming her exploits on “misplaced anger,” while her accomplice was identified as a leader of the Muslim youth
Deyhimi, a third-year student at NYU who once worked for the Anti-Defamation League and a self-described “activist,” confessed to tearing down the banners plastered outside NYU’s Tisch Hall and throwing them in the trash
Also this week, an NYU student admitted to tearing down posters of Israeli hostages, blaming her actions on “misplaced anger.”
Yazmeen Deyhimi, a junior at NYU who once worked for the Anti-Defamation League and a self-described “activist,” admitted Monday that he tore down the hostage flyers plastered outside NYU’s Tisch Hall and threw them in the trash.
The now viral video of their actions has sparked backlash, with many calling on the university to hold the three perpetrators accountable.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Deyhimi “apologized” and offered a bizarre explanation for the shameful act — claiming she was struggling to find her place as a “biracial brown woman” in these “very volatile” times.
“I have found it increasingly difficult to know my place as a biracial brown woman, especially in these very fluid times,” Deyhimi shared. “I felt increasingly frustrated with the times we are currently in, and this misplaced anger in actions that are not an accurate representation of who I am as a person.”