From our Bureau of Socialist Blame-Throwing Solidarity with some assistance from our Harvard correspondent Thurston Howell the Fifth
Not making this up. No. Harvard has over 30 student-run “Palestine Solidarity Groups”. All of them have banded together to issue a condemnation of Israel. And their Amnesty International chapter joined this condemnation.
What about other universities? Too early to tell yet, but you can bet others will jump on this solidarity bandwagon.
The Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups released a statement signed by at least 35 student groups that put the blame for the unfolding violence on Israel.
“We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence,” the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and Harvard Graduate Students for Palestine said in a joint statement posted on social media.
Saturday’s events “did not occur in a vacuum,” it said. “For the last two decades, millions of Palestinians in Gaza have been forced to live in an open-air prison.
“Israeli officials promise to ‘open the gates of hell,’ and the massacres in Gaza have already commenced. Palestinians in Gaza have no shelters for refuge and nowhere to escape. In the coming days, Palestinians will be forced to bear the full brunt of Israel’s violence.”
The groups who have signed the statement include Amnesty International at Harvard, Harvard Jews for Liberation, the African American Resistance Organization and the Society of Arab Students.
The statement went on to condemn the actions of the “apartheid regime” in Israel, adding that Israeli violence has “structured every aspect of Palestinian existence for 75 years.”
“The apartheid regime is the only one to blame,” it said. “From systematized land seizures to routine airstrikes, arbitrary detentions to military checkpoints, and enforced family separations to targeted killings, Palestinians have been forced to live in a state of death, both slow and sudden.Whole story HERE