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April 13, 2017 5:43 pm

Harvard Israeli Apartheid Week Kicks Off With Mock ‘Detention Notices’ Citing Supposed Injustices Committed by Jewish State

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Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) at Harvard University kicked off on Monday with mock detention notices posted at a dormitory that cited the purported unjust detentions of “Palestinians in Israel-Palestine,” The Algemeiner has learned.

In a stunt organized by Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) — as school newspaper The Crimson reported on Tuesday — the fliers included faux warnings that dorm residents had been detained for security reasons and asked students to use the “unsettling nature of this notice…to reflect on the reality of people” who face such arrests.

“At the end of August 2016, 5,988 Palestinian security detainees and prisoners were held in Israeli prisons, 319 Palestinian minors were held in Israeli prisons as security detainees and prisoners, including 10 administrative detainees,” the fliers — which claimed to be issued by the nonexistent “Harvard Special Investigations Unit” — said. “Hundreds of administrative detainees had been held for over a year without charge or trial.”

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The notices gave four other examples of “frightening or unjustified” arrests, including those of Black men, Latinos, immigrants and Muslims in America.

The fliers were co-signed by Harvard’s Concilio Latino, Islamic Society and Black Students Association, and advertised further IAW programming.

One student told The Crimson she was “really disturbed” and another said she was “upset” by the fliers, with the controversy causing the Concilio Latino’s board to quickly issue a statement apologizing for its involvement and claiming it had not been aware of the exact content of the pamphlets.

The co-president of the PSC also issued an apology for distress caused to students.

IAW is an annual series of events held on campuses around the world during the spring, with programming that includes mock checkpoints and calls for anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns.

Earlier this month, as The Algemeiner exclusively reported, mock parking tickets accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” were placed on the windshields of cars at the University of Michigan — Dearborn.

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  • Linda Golden

    Till they need a doctor, dentist, lawyer or accountant!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Here’s an idea – REALLY deport 100% of the students and staff of Harvard who are presently in Israel. And since we have their names, make it for life.

    • David Cohen

      What would that accomplish?

  • yael58

    When is Harvard going to kick off “Stab, Axe Murder, Suicide Bomb, and Run Over an Israeli” Week?

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