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Israeli university presidents call on colleagues to not fall victim to Hamas’ ‘destructive propaganda’

Presidents from nine universities in Israel signed and sent a letter to their international colleagues on Wednesday to express their “deep concern” over narratives from some academic institutions that “misrepresent” the conflict between Israel and Hamas, or even target Israelis and Jews.

On Oct. 7, Hamas terrorists invaded Israel and murdered more than 1,400 people, including babies, children, Jews, Muslims and Christians, while also taking 240 people hostage.

In retaliation, Israel launched an offensive targeting Hamas leaders hiding among the people of Gaza. Some see the retaliation from Israel as murderous, while others say Israelis have the right to defend themselves after falling victim to a surprise attack.

 

“As leaders of Israeli universities, we have been heartened by clear statements of solidary and support for Israel, which are, at their heart, statements in solidary with humanity, enlightenment, and progress,” the presidents said, before concluding their message. “At the same time, we are calling for a sea change in clarity and truth in academia on the matter of Israel’s war against Hamas, so that light will triumph over dark, now and always.”

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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