Jewish student beaten at Columbia University after objecting to pro-Hamas student tearing down posters of kidnapped Israelis

Jewish student beaten at Columbia University after objecting to pro-Hamas student tearing down posters of kidnapped Israelis
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A Jewish student was “beaten with a stick outside the Columbia library after he confronted a woman tearing down posters of kidnapped Israelis.”

92.3 FM reports:

A 19-year-old woman attacked a 24-year-old male Israeli student with a stick outside of Columbia University’s main library amid division on campus regarding the Israel-Hamas war.

The police responded to a report of the assault in Morningside Heights – outside Butler Library – at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, cops said.

The attack occurred when the victim confronted the woman after watching her tear down flyers displaying the names and pictures of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas last weekend, according to the Columbia Daily Spectator, which first reported the attack.

The victim, who asked to be referred to as I.A. in an interview with The Spectator for fear of his safety, suffered minor injuries that include a bruised hand and broken ring finger.

I.A. will not be returning to campus for several days, and warned other Jewish and Israeli students about hostilities on campus as protests over the war continue….

At 5:30 p.m., I.A. and four other students saw the suspect … with a bandana covering her face – as she ripped the posters down.

When they approached her the suspect fired obscenities toward the students and hit I.A. with a stick. The victim said he defended himself when the suspect tried to punch him in the face.

“We don’t know how to handle the situation, let alone that our families and friends are going through the worst nightmare, and we are mentally in the same ship with them,” I.A. said. “And, now, we have to handle the situation that campus is not a safe place for us anymore.”

A spokesman for Columbia University told 1010 WINS that the University has no comment, and to direct inquiries to the NYPD.

Antisemitic episodes also occurred at other colleges. A diversity and inclusion director at Cornell University supported the Hamas terror attack, writing that Hamas was “fighting for life, dignity, and freedom…against settler colonization, imperialism, capitalism, white supremacy, which the United States is the model.”

At Stanford, an instructor told Jewish students to stand in a corner and lectured them that “Israel is a colonizer” after the Hamas terror attacks.

A member of the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School told donors not to give to his university, citing its antisemitic rot and political correctness. He did so despite having given a large amount of money to the university in the past.

Universities that routinely speak out against microaggressions, Republican legislation, and things like students wearing sombreros to Halloween parties could not bring themselves to condemn either the Hamas terror attacks that killed at least 1200 people, or campus protests that explicitly praised the terror attacks. One university claimed it must remain neutral about “geopolitical issues and news events.” Such universities have often taken sides on political issues, such as climate change policy, and spoken out about news events, such as the death of George Floyd.

Northwestern University, which publicly criticized the Supreme Court for ruling against race-based college admissions, refused to “make an institutional statement” about the terror attacks by Hamas that killed relatives of some of its students and staff.

Hamas seized many civilians, including small children, as hostages. The seizure of these hostages came after the Biden administration agreed to pay a $6 billion ransom to Iran in exchange for the release of five American hostages. Hamas admits Iran gave it weapons it used in its attack on Israel. The Biden administration released millions of dollars to the Hamas-controlled government of the Gaza strip.

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