USA v. Masoud, Saadah
Manhattan, NY

Hate Crime

Saadah Masoud, a pro-Palestinian activist is charged with a hate crime for an assault on a pro-Israeli Jewish man that took place following an April protest in Midtown, Manhattan. Masoud allegedly battered Matt Greenman because of his "actual and perceived religion" following a pro-Palestine demonstration in April 2022. Greenman, a pro-Israel counter-protester, had the Israeli flag draped around himself when he was attacked near Lexington Avenue and East 42nd Street. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for injuries, including a concussion. Masoud was sentenced in March 2023 to 18 months in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to commit hate crimes in connection with Masoud's repeated physical attacks of Jewish victims in New York City between 2021 and 2022. In addition to his prison term, Masoud was sentenced to three years of supervised release.