Harvard students stage ‘die-in’, march in support of Palestine despite intense letter backlash

It appears that Harvard doesn’t learn its lessons very well.

After a letter last week from pro-Palestinian student groups that blamed Israel for Hamas’s savage attack resulted in a storm of fury from donors, Israeli executive board members, and mortified CEOs, the terrorist-supporting groups organized a “die-in” on Wednesday.

Hundreds of students descended on a university courtyard in the “Old Yard” area of the campus and laid down, brandishing signs that read “Hold Harvard Accountable for Supporting Genocide,” “No Justice No Peace,” and “Ceasefire Now,” the New York Post reports.

The virtue-signaling event — announced along with false claims that Israel bombed a Gaza City hospital and killed hundreds of Palestinians — was organized by members of Harvard’s “Palestine Solidarity Committee” and “Graduates 4 Palestine.”

“Israel just bombed al-Ahli hospital and medical center in Gaza where hundreds of Gazans were receiving medical treatment and seeking shelter,” the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) wrote on Instagram. “Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12pm outside President Claudine Gay’s office in Massachusetts Hall – Harvard Yard for a protest and die-in to demand an end to the ongoing genocide.”

“Bring coin jars, drums, instruments to make noise,” the group added.

The Israel Defense Forces was quick to debunk the hospital claim, releasing an audio recording in which two alleged Hamas terrorists admit responsibility for the misfired rocket.

President Joe Biden even stated that the attack on the hospital was “done by the other team,” citing data he was shown by the U.S. Defense Department.

“I was deeply saddened and outraged by the explosion at the hospital in Gaza yesterday,” Biden said during a joint press conference in Tel Aviv with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “And based on what I’ve seen, it appears as though it was done by the other team, not — not you. But there’s a lot of people out there who are not sure. So we got a lot of — we got to overcome a lot of things.”

But that didn’t stop the students from sprawling on the Harvard lawn in a performative protest.

“The PSC claimed former President Barack Obama and Harvard President Claudine Gay were invited to speak at the protest,” The Post reports, “but neither attended.”

Fox Business’s Dagen McDowell mocked the protestors in a snarky post on X.

“‘Mummy and Daddy, will you pay $320,000 for me to join a propaganda-peddling, Death-to-all-Jews cult?'” she wrote. “Oh how sweet, you’ve chosen your Father’s alma mater.”

But many are finding it hard to find any humor in the blatantly anti-Semitic demonstrations.

Melissa Fine


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