Pennsylvania school board member has resigned after she referred to Israel’s military as a “terrorist organization” and faced backlash from those within the community.

Dr. Jamina Clay, who was elected in 2021 to the Colonial Board of School Directors, announced her resignation in a post to Facebook – the same social media platform she used to make controversial remarks about the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

“As you are all aware of- I recently made a post on my facebook page where I intended to draw attention to the conflict in the middle east. Upon reflection and after having conversation with loved ones and friends, I understand that my choice of words may have caused harm to many, and the impact did not match my intent. The post has been removed,” Clay wrote in a post to Facebook Thursday. “Because of the pain that my post has caused, I have resigned from my seat on the Colonial School Board effective immediately.”