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Hatem Abudayyeh is a longtime actor within Hamas-affiliated and terror tied Islamic organizations. Based outside Chicago, Abudayyeh has worked for the Arab American Action Network since 1999, where he is currently the Executive Director. In 2010, his home was raided by the FBI for possible links to Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Palestinian Marxist–Leninist and revolutionary socialist organization founded in 1967 by George Habash.

In 2011, he had his bank accounts frozen on suspicious of terrorism financing. Abudayyeh is also the National Chair of (USPCN) the U.S. Palestinian Community Network and coordinates all Media around their counter-protests within the Chicagoland area. He has held this position since April 2012. This means he was hired by the organization after the raids on his house by the FBI for his links to Hamas, as all of his financial accounts were frozen in 2011.

Since then, Abudayyeh has helped coordinate multiple violent rallies all over the world, including the most recent counter protest to the “Solidarity with Israel” event in Skokie, IL, which took place on October 22, 2023. As recently as 2019, Abudayyeh has been mentioned in U.S. State Department assessments for his links with designated terrorist organizations. Additionally, in 2017, Abudayyeh was reportedly the coordinator of the defense committee for Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh’s defense before she was deported to Jordan in 2017 on charges of immigration fraud. In 1969, Odeh was the mastermind behind a supermarket bombing for the PFLP, which killed two college students. She also once attempted to bomb the British consulate in Jerusalem.

Hatem Abuddayah and the people within his network spend their time harassing the most prominent Jewish neighborhoods in Illinois, like Skokie and West Rogers Park. While running the USPCN, Abudayyeh has dedicated his time to specific media endeavors. This includes stalking Jewish profiles and looking for any and all pro-Israel rallies he can bring his pro-Hamas supporters to.

To say he is obsessed with eradicating Israel and the Jewish people from the planet is an understatement!

According to The Investigative Project: “Hatem Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) in Chicago and is a longtime Palestinian activist. Throughout the last decade, Abudayyeh has spoken or written against Israeli policies in the West Bank, Gaza, and Lebanon and supported “resistance” against Israel. In September 2010 the FBI raided Abudayyeh’s home, in search of funding links between Abudayyeh and Hamas.”

According to a 2011 Politico report: “A Palestinian-American activist who attended an official outreach meeting at the White House last year had his bank account frozen last week, according to his lawyers. Hatem Abudayyeh, who serves as executive director of the Chicago-based Arab-American Action Network, found himself unable to make ATM withdrawals on Friday and was told by bank officials that his account was frozen, his attorneys said. An account belonging solely to Abudayyeh’s wife, Naima, was also frozen, the lawyers said. Abudayyeh has been publicly known as a focus of a federal investigation into alleged support of terrorist organizations since last September, when his Chicago home was raided by the FBI and a series of activists in Chicago and Minneapolis were served with grand jury subpoenas. Abudayyeh’s involvement drew particular attention because he took part in an outreach session for Arab Americans last March in Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is part of the White House complex and subject to security by the Secret Service.”

This report from Politico conforms that under the administration of Barrack Hussein Obama, and then Vice President Joe Biden, Abudayyeh, a known HAMAS proxy, was invited to the White House to participate in discussions with Obama and other White House officials, even while Abudayyeh was under FBI investigation for supporting Islamic terrorism. The fact that Abudayyeh was able to pass a Secret Service clearance to get inside the White House while the FBI was monitoring his accounts is further evidence that the Obama administration emboldened and enabled Islamic terrorism in America.

Hatem Abuddayeh is responsible for stalking Jewish rallies and getting the word out to pro-Hamas sympathizers in order to counter-protest any support of Israel in Illinois. He works as the head media contact at USPCN, as well as their National Chair.

Below is a recent media advisory he sent out ahead of his counterprotest in Skokie, Illinois on October 22, 2023

Originally, a pro-Israel rally was scheduled for October 22, 2023, in downtown Chicago at the Federal Plaza off Dearborn and Michigan. Unfortunately, the leaders of the pro-Israel rally had to cancel the event due to security risks caused by threats made by pro-Hamas counter protesters. On October 21, 2023, during Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, the Palestinians threw their rally in the location where the pro-Israel rally was supposed to take place. They were broadcasting live via American Muslims for Palestine’s Instagram page. During their rally, one of the speakers told the crowd to show up to the pro-Israel rally that was scheduled to take place in Chicago the next day. He claimed they wouldn’t “allow the support of genocide in their city.” After hearing, the group who was helping plan the pro-Israel rally, contacted the organizing leader and told him it would be a good idea to cancel for security reasons.

Hatem Abudayyeh felt emboldened by this, so he instantly took to the USPCN Instagram page and declared that they move their counter-protest rally to another “Solidarity with Israel” rally in Skokie, IL, in an effort to shut them down, too. Skokie, lL is where Nazis notoriously marched down the streets in 1978 in a case that eventually made its way all to the US Supreme Court. It is also home to many elderly Jews. The counter protesters positioned themselves on Touhy Ave and McCormick. This is across the street from West Rogers Park, which is Illinois’ largest Orthodox Jewish community. It is clear that this was a targeted attack against the Jewish people of Skokie.

Unfortunately for Abudayyeh, the pro-Israel rally was prepared for him. Local, State, and Riot Squad police were there waiting for his group of HAMAS supporters. The “Solidarity with Israel” event was at a private location with heavy security. You could not get in unless you were invited and in support of the event. My investigative team was in personal contact with the police and warned them of Abudayyeh’s presence. They spoke to the counterterrorism task force on site and collected a trove of video and photographic evidence. That didn’t stop Hatem Abudayyeh from trying. He even complained to the news about it.

Watch HERE:

The counter-protest occurred in another parking lot near the building where the “Solidarity with Israel” event was held. They initially decided to gather at Mariano’s, which has an extensive kosher section catering to a large Jewish Orthodox population within the area. This apparently wasn’t enough for Hatem Abudayyeh. As you can hear in the interview, he felt he should be able to enter a private event or, at the very least, be on private property grounds to spread his Jew hatred inside a private Jewish space.

An assessment from the US State Department in 2019 describes Hatem Abudayyeh’s involvement with the designated terrorist organization Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and his links to Hamas.

I have gathered the financial records of the organization Hatem Abudayyeh has led since 1999. The expenses are nefarious at best and warrant a further investigation. In one year alone, the organization spent over $630,000.

Organizations money 2021:

Hatem Abudayyeh is a danger to society at large. He should not be allowed to organize pro-HAMAS events in major American cities like Chicago. He and others in his network claim they are holding “peaceful” rallies and exercising their First Amendment rights. However, in reality, they are using the First Amendment as a guise and a pre-text to terrorize Jewish people within America. Hatem Abudayyeh must be stopped, and exposed, especially given the fact that the FBI has been well aware of his terrorist affiliations for over a decade.

Laura Loomer