UPDATE: Mississauga Re/Max Realtor Who Praised Hamas Terrorism No Longer Affiliated With Remax Canada

UPDATE: As of October 25, 2023, Remax Canada has confirmed that real estate agent Nazih Khatatba, is no longer affiliated with Re/Max Canada.

We thank Remax Canada for taking swift and prompt action regarding Nazih Khatatba, and his hateful rhetoric, which has no place in Canada.



ORIGINAL ALERT

Nazih Khatatba, the editor of Meshwar Media, a Mississauga, Ontario-based Arabic-language newspaper, and the subject of multiple HonestReporting Canada alerts, has repeatedly praised Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attack in southern Israel, the largest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.

Khatatba, who is also a sales representative with Re/max Success Realty Brokerage, posted on his personal Facebook page on October 8 in Arabic that “Hamas did not commit any terrorist act,” writing that if Jews in Israel were concerned about Hamas, the Jews there, advise them to leave immediately for Ukraine…the place from which you started, to Khazaria.”

Khazaria is a baseless antisemitic myth that posits that contrary to extensive historical proof to the contrary, contemporary Jews have no ancestral ties to the land of Israel, and instead descend from Central Asia, where a kingdom called the Khazars converted to Judaism in the 8th and 9th centuries. It is universally dismissed by academics as being fanciful and antisemitic.

The same day, Khatatba posted another Arabic-language comment on his Facebook page, implicitly justifying in our view the sexual assault of Israeli prisoners.

“You may remember the person who was asked: If we enter Israel [as conquers], will we have sex with the Israeli women? [meaning, taking the Jewish women as sex slaves]. He replied to them: If you entered [Israel as conquers], come and have sex with me [meaning, conquering Israel is impossible]. People are trying to find him [meaning, to prove him wrong],” Khatatba wrote.

While the meaning of Khatatba’s comment after being translated into English may appear difficult to understand, the implicit message is clear: raping Jewish women taken as hostages by Hamas is justifiable.

The previous day, October 7, only shortly after Hamas’ unprecedented and unprovoked massacre of 1,400 innocent men, women and children inside Israel, Khatatba took to social media to praise the horrific mass murder.

Khatatba wrote on his Facebook page in Arabic that “the glorious resistance stands tall before a shaken enemy, achieving historic victories in breaching the apartheid wall and launching an attack that paralyzed the occupation.”

Hamas, the Islamist terrorist organization glowingly referred to by Khatatba as a “resistance” group, actively tortured, raped, and brutally massacred over a thousand civilians, and abducted more than 200 others. Testimonies from survivors, as well as extensive photographic and video evidence, showed unspeakable crimes committed by Hamas terrorists against innocent people whose only crime was being Jewish.

Lest there be any doubt as to Khatatba’s true support for the mass murder of Jews, he wrote on his Facebook page in Arabic on October 7, “Congratulations [literally thousands of congratulations] to Operation Al-Aqsa Deluge [Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror attack on Israel] and everyone who believes in the idea of resistance.” Accompanying his praise for mass murder, Khatatba posted an image of khafeh, a traditional dessert eaten throughout the Middle East, which is often distributed by terrorist groups in celebration after an attack.

He also wrote that the mass murders were the “best news I’ve ever heard in my life when I woke up this morning.”

Khatatba has long been identified by HonestReporting Canada as a peddler of antisemitic propaganda and hate. And while there is a line between personal opinions, no matter how ignorant, and hateful content, Khatatba’s latest string of Facebook posts, where he repeatedly and explicitly praised the mass murder of Jews in a Hamas terrorist attack, are beyond the pale.

Re/Max recently suspended a Toronto-area realtor after publishing posts that were said to have mocked Gaza Strip airstrikes and Re/Max head office must take immediate corrective action against Khatatba, an agent who praised Hamas’ murderous terrorism, who has engaged in antisemitism and Holocaust denial previously.

As a sales representative with Re/Max Success Realty Brokerage, Khatatba represents the real estate agency, and as such, immediate corrective action must be taken against Khatatba by Re/Max for his heinous glorification of terrorism on social media, and for his support for Hamas, a banned terrorist organization in Canada.

To send a complaint directly to the Real Estate Council of Ontario, CLICK HERE

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