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Dozens of pro-Palestinian university student chapters celebrate attack on Israel: ‘Not unprovoked’

Pro-Palestinian student groups on college campuses across the U.S. are voicing their support for Hamas terrorists’ attack against Israel, claiming that the actions by the terror group are part of a “liberation movement.”

More than 1,900 people have been killed in the war since Hamas launched its largest attack on Israel in decades on Saturday, leading to retaliatory action from Israeli forces. Thousands more have been wounded, and many others have been taken hostage by Hamas and raped, tortured and murdered.

The statements from several dozen Students for Justice in Palestine chapters at various universities across the country come after about 30 Harvard University student groups faced widespread criticism for signing onto a statement blaming Israel for Hamas’ attack. The Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups wrote, “We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence.”

The Students for Justice in Palestine chapters purport in their respective statements released since Saturday that Israel is not the victim and Hamas is fighting for liberation.

The Anti-Defamation League said it is concerned about these events and the “inflammatory” statements from the campus chapters.

“Although these are all non-violent tactics, they raise the real possibility of creating a hostile environment for Jewish students, and the confrontational spirit that permeates the toolkit raises the concern that these actions could lead to acts of harassment or vandalism targeting Jewish students and organizations,” the ADL said in a statement.

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