A student at George Mason University in Virginia was caught taking down Hamas kidnapping posters on campus and, when confronted, tore the paper into pieces.
The unnamed woman initially expressed reluctance, telling the person who put up the flyer that she just wanted to look at it. She said quietly that it was “propaganda.”
The man filming asked her why she felt this way and pointed out that the victim in the poster was a Thai worker who was kidnapped by the terrorists on October 7th. He demanded the poster back and she looked him in the eyes and tore it up. then walk away.
The video was first posted by StopAntisemitism — a leading nonprofit organization — which said the incident occurred at UPenn. This was later corrected to confirm that it took place at George Mason.
The confrontation is being played out on campuses across the country, with unrest particularly affecting the eight Ivy League universities.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased by nearly 400 percent in the days following the October 7 Hamas attacks.
A George Mason student was caught on camera taking down a poster calling for the release of a Thai man kidnapped by Hamas. She said the poster was “propaganda”
The student can be seen tearing the poster into pieces
At Yale, a student journalist who wrote an editorial about the October 7 attacks was shocked to find that the editors had removed parts of her text.
“Editor’s note, correction, Oct. 25: This column has been edited to remove unsubstantiated claims that Hamas raped women and beheaded men,” they wrote.
Body camera footage filmed by the Hamas terrorists themselves and recovered from their bodies shows them beheading a man.
NBC News, which was shown the footage, reported on October 27th that a group of Hamas terrorists are arguing over who gets to cut off the head of a Thai man who was killed while working in Israel. One of the attackers then struggles to cut off his head with a hoe.
NBC also reported that there was evidence of rape.
Footage taken by Israeli first responders shows the body of a young woman, naked from the waist down.
Israeli officials said they also found evidence that some women who were raped and killed had their legs broken.
Sophomore Sahar Tartak, whose mother emigrated from Iran, said she was shocked by the editorial team’s work.
“I am still gathering my thoughts about the YDN’s egregious correction,” Tartak wrote on Monday.
She published an op-ed by a Yale professor, Nicholas Christakis, who asked: “Are the hostage-taking, murdering children in their beds, burning people alive and parading naked captive women on the streets also ‘baseless’?”
Tartak’s article condemned the Yale student group Yalies4Palestine, which on October 9 blamed Israel for the attack.
Sophomore Sahar Tartak wrote the Yale News article, which was subsequently censored
“Yalies4Palestine stands in solidarity with the Palestinian resistance against violent settler colonial oppression,” they said.
“We mourn the tragic loss of civilian lives and hold the Zionist regime responsible.”
Cornell, New York, was particularly shocked.
On Sunday evening, threats were posted online to shoot Jewish students in the 104 West building, where their kosher dining hall is located.
According to the school’s student newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun, other messages encouraged others to harm Jews.
New York State Police have increased security on the Cornell campus following the threats.
On Monday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul called those who threatened Jewish students at Cornell University “terrorists” and warned that anyone who makes threats “will not be given refuge.”
A Cornell professor who said he was “energized” and “excited” by the Hamas attack has been placed on leave for the remainder of the semester.
And at Columbia on Friday, a swastika was found taped to a bathroom in the International Affairs Building.
On October 18, Columbia President Minouche Shafik wrote to all students condemning the wave of hatred across campus.
“Unfortunately, some are using this moment to spread anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, bigotry against Palestinians and Israelis, and various other forms of hate,” Shafik wrote.
“Especially in a time of pain and anger, we must avoid language that denigrates, threatens or stereotypes entire groups of people.”
Harvard’s president had to repeatedly try to distance herself from student groups that blamed Israel for the terrorist attack.
On Monday, journalist Yashar Ali released a clip showing a young man with a masked face shouting anti-Semitic slurs at a person in Harvard Square in downtown Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The young man was filmed shouting how much he loved Hamas
He told an angry woman that he believed all Israelis should be exterminated. He was not on campus and it was unclear whether he was a Harvard student
“I love Hamas,” he shouted. “I think Hamas should destroy Israel.”
“I think they’re all dirty, dirty animals and they all deserve to die.”
He added: “I think they should all be exterminated, every single one of them. And their children, their mothers, their children, everyone.”
The incident occurred off campus and it is unknown if the man was a student.