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Thirty-one Harvard organizations blame Israel for Hamas attack: ‘Entirely responsible’

More than 30 student organizations at Harvard University are holding Israel “entirely responsible” for Hamas’ attack on the Jewish nation over the weekend.

In a letter entitled “Joint Statement by Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups on the Situation in Palestine,” 31 student organizations — including the Ivy League’s affiliate of Amnesty International — condemned Israel, even as its residents are kidnapped and more than 700 have been killed by the terrorist organization.

The groups claim Hamas’ attack “did not happen in a vacuum,” and the Israeli government has forced Palestinians to live in an “open-air prison for over two decades,” according to the letter obtained by The Post

“We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence,” the letter reads.

“The apartheid regime is the only one to blame,” the groups claim.

“Israeli violence has structured every aspect of Palestinian existence for 75 years,” they continue.

“From systematized land seizures to routine airstrikes, arbitrary detentions, to military checkpoints, and enforced family separations to targeted killings, Palestinians have been forced to live in a state of death, both slow and sudden.”

“Today, the Palestinian ordeal enters into uncharted territory,” the groups wrote. “The coming days will require a firm stand against retaliation.

“We call on the Harvard community to take action to stop the ongoing annihilation of Palestinians.”

The letter was signed by groups including the African American Resistance Organization, Amnesty International, the Harvard Islamic Society and Harvard Jews for Liberation.

It has since been condemned by Princeton professor Robert George, who tweeted, “31 — yes, 31 — Harvard organizations have declared that the murders, rapes, kidnappings, and other atrocities committed by Hamas against innocent people are in no way the fault of Hamas, but are rather entirely the fault of … Israel.

“Something is deeply, deeply wrong in academia.”

Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee has previously come under fire for hosting anti-Israel events like a “Boycott Israel Trek,” and have claimed responsibility for getting the Harvard Crimson — the school newspaper — to support the controversial Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement.

“Something is deeply, deeply wrong in academia.”


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