Republican Josh Hawley has called on the Justice Department to investigate pro-Palestinian student groups on college campuses across the country after they staged anti-Israel protests.
Following the Hamas attack that killed 1,300 Israelis this weekend and plunged the region into a bloody war, students from the University of Washington and Georgetown gathered to praise the terrorists, with a Harvard group blaming Israel for the attack.
Speaking on Fox News on Thursday, the Missouri senator denounced organizations at Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Columbia that have supported the terrorists’ actions as justified.
“(Hamas) would kill every Jew in the world if they could. That’s what these terrorists want. And to be quiet about that, or to celebrate it like these crazy student groups do?,” Hawley told Sean Hannity.
“What I want to know, Sean, is who is funding these student groups? I hope the DOJ investigates where the money came from. Are there terrorist groups that are part of these networks and infiltrating our campuses?
“I mean, these are crazy things we’re seeing on these campuses. And for these administrators to reach out to take federal and taxpayer money while simultaneously remaining silent or tacitly condoning this type of terrorism is simply grotesque.”
Harvard ran into trouble after 31 of its student organizations signed a letter holding the Israeli regime fully responsible for all the violence that unfolded.”
In their statement on Sunday, the groups said the attack that killed more than 1,000 “did not take place in a vacuum,” and claimed the Israeli government has forced Palestinians to “live in an open-air prison for more than 20 years.”
Perfume giant Jo Malone distanced itself from company founder Jo Malone after DailyMail.com revealed he was a leader of the group, the Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee.
Harvard President Claudine Gay issued a message Thursday condemning the “barbaric atrocities committed by Hamas” but rejected calls to punish and name the students who signed the inflammatory statement, saying the school “has a commitment to embraces free speech’.
Gay had previously said, “While our students have the right to speak for themselves, no student group—not even 30 student groups—speaks on behalf of Harvard University or its leadership.”
But for some of the school’s donors and alumni, it was too late. who were outraged by the student groups’ statement.
Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer and his wife Batia Ofer told the Hebrew newspaper TheMarker that they and her husband are both leaving the school’s board over President Claudine Gay’s response to the signing of a letter by 31 Harvard organizations blaming Israel for Hamas’s brutal attacks that killed more than 1,500 people.
California State University’s La Fuerza Student Association has been criticized for its “sickening” and distasteful pro-Palestinian protest poster (pictured) depicting a paraglider
Nazis, Nazis, Nazis,” a man wearing a keffiyeh with Palestinian colors repeatedly sang to counter-protesters
Their actions are “in protest against the shocking and insensitive response of the university’s president, who did not condemn the letter from student organizations that blamed Israel for the massacres.”
In their statement on Sunday, the groups said the attack that killed more than 1,000 “did not take place in a vacuum” and claimed the Israeli government has forced Palestinians to “live in an open-air prison for more than 20 years.”
Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman claimed that fellow CEOs want to know who they are so that “none of us accidentally hire one of their members.”
The CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management said he was approached by “a number of CEOs,” adding: “One should not be able to hide behind a corporate shield when issuing statements in support of the actions of terrorists, who, so we now learn, decapitated babies, among other unimaginably despicable acts.”
Harvard’s statements were widely condemned, including by former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who wrote on .’
The Palestinian Solidarity Committee holds banners outside the prestigious college
On Tuesday, about 150 people waving banners and Palestinian flags occupied the steps of Cambridge City Hall.
“Animals, animals, you pigs, animals, Nazis, Nazis, Nazis,” a man in a keffiyeh with Palestinian colors shouted at them, waving his finger over the thin police line separating the groups.
Meanwhile, the University of California, Berkeley’s Bears for Palestine group expressed support for Hamas’ actions and “denounced the framing of Israel as a victim” hours after the terrorist organization’s attack left more than 1,000 dead , including 25 Americans.
The group will organize a vigil for “martyrs in Palestine” on Friday and has promoted Student for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) call for a “Day of Resistance” in support of the Hamas attacks on all university campuses.
On Thursday’s “Day of Resistance,” several Jewish students at the University of Washington were in tears as they begged an administrator to end the pro-Palestinian rally, during which students condoned violence against Israel and the Jewish people .
‘They want our people dead. They want to kill us,” a student sobs to an administrator who appears to listen, but indicates he can do nothing.
The statement was signed by several other groups on the notoriously left-wing campus, including Koreans for Decolonization and Central Americans for Empowerment.
The event in the campus’s Red Square was announced by a radical student group who said their goal was to “elevate the righteous Palestinian resistance” and “condemn the colonial settler state of Israel.”
Flyers for the event featured a drawing of a paraglider similar to the one that militant Hamas terrorists used last Saturday to fly into southern Israel and slaughter dozens of innocent concertgoers.
At NYU, the president of the Law School Bar Association had a job offer from a pro-LGBTQ+ law firm rescinded after she declared that the Hamas child slaughter in Israel was “necessary.”
Ryna Workman, 24, a non-binary student at NYU’s School of Law, sent out a weekly newsletter saying that the killings of innocent Israeli children, women and civilians over the past week were Israel’s “entire responsibility.”
Law firm Winston & Strawn – which regularly highlights its legal work representing the LGBTQ+ community – told DailyMail.com in a statement on Tuesday that its offer of employment to Workman has been withdrawn.
The number of US citizens confirmed killed in the war between Israel and Hamas has risen to at least 25. US citizens are among an estimated 150 hostages captured by Hamas militants in their shocking weekend attack on Israel, president confirmed Joe Biden Tuesday.
The war has already claimed at least 2,200 lives on both sides.