November 28, 2023

Ohio Man Fakes Anti-Palestinian Hate Crime, Injuries Caused by Own Brother

An Ohio man faces a number of prison prices after claiming to be the sufferer of an anti-Palestinian hate crime in October, in what police now consider was a totally fabricated story.

Hesham A. Ayyad, 20, of North Olmsted allegedly faked the hate assault, telling officers that he had been hit by a automotive in a “racially motivated” incident, WKYC reported.

Ayyad claimed to North Ridgeville detectives that the alleged crime happened on Cook Road in Olmsted Township on October 22, after which he was taken to the hospital.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Cleveland department demanded a hate crime probe in an article posted the day after Ayyad made the report, shedding extra mild onto his claims. 

According to the group, Ayyad claimed he was strolling house from lunch when the motive force of an approaching car rolled his window all the way down to shout, “Kill all Palestinians” and “Long live Israel” earlier than swerving and hitting Ayyad with the automotive and driving away whereas screaming, “Die!”

CAIR included a photograph of Ayyad within the hospital, exhibiting him mendacity on a gurney with a neck brace. 

“We call on state, local and federal law enforcement authorities to monitor and investigate crimes related to the rising Islamophobia and anti-Palestinian racism,” stated Interim Executive Director Faten Odeh. “We hope the North Ridgeville Police Department and the FBI will collect all the information they need to charge this individual with a hate crime. We should all feel safe to walk down the street to grab a bite to eat, go to the store and go to school.” 

However, North Ridgeville police “eventually determined Ayyad had made the whole thing up,” WKYC reported.

A launch from the division obtained by the native outlet states that Ayyad was by no means struck by a car or victimized by racially motivated threats based mostly on additional investigation and was truly injured throughout an earlier combat together with his brother. 

Authorities stated they had been in a position to affirm the altercation with 19-year-old Khalil A. Ayyad with video footage.

Both brothers had been arrested Tuesday and charged with home violence and assault. The alleged hate crime-faker was additionally hit with further prices of constructing false alarms, falsification, and obstructing official enterprise.

The Ayyads had been launched from custody Wednesday posting bond, and each are due again in courtroom on Tuesday.