A Cleveland hospital has fired a resident doctor after social media comments containing violent rhetoric toward Jews surfaced in November.
According to The Times of Israel, the Canary Mission first highlighted a series of racist social media posts from Lara Kollab in November 2018. Kollab was working at the time as a "supervised resident" at the Cleveland Clinic. Kollab has since removed many of the offensive tweets from her social media platforms, but many were captured by the Canary Mission.
The tweets in question defended the terror group Hamas, called for violence against Israeli settlers in Palestine, and suggested that she would purposefully "give all the [Jews] the wrong meds."
In one of the tweets, she also stated, "I don't mean to sound insensitive but I have a REALLY hard time feeling bad about Holocaust seeing as the ppl who were in it now kill my ppl."
In a statement released Monday, the hospital stated merely that Kollab no longer worked for the facility, and claimed that she had only worked there from July through September 2018. The hospital acknowledged that it had been "made aware" of Kollab's comments and that she no longer worked for the hospital.
The hospital did not state whether Kollab's comments played a role in her termination of employment. The full statement reads:
Cleveland Clinic was recently made aware of comments posted to social media by a former employee.
This individual was employed as a supervised resident at our hospital from July to September 2018. She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic. In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization. We fully embrace diversity, inclusion and a culture of safety and respect across our entire health system.
According to the Daily Caller News Foundation, Kollab bizarrely graduated with her medical degree from Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine, an Orthodox Jewish institution.
It is not clear where, if at all, Kollab is currently employed, but her medical license remains active in Ohio.