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Harvard Students Skip A Meal In 12-Hour ‘Hunger Strike’

On Friday, more than 30 students at Harvard University refused to eat for 12 hours to show support for pro-Palestinian students at Brown University who are participating in an eight-day hunger strike.

Seventeen students at Brown University began a hunger strike on February 2 to pressure the school's board of directors, the Brown Corporation, to withdraw from Israel. according to To Crimson. Both the Harvard University strike and the Brown University strike ended on February 9th. The students had planned to go on strike until Brown defunded “companies that profit from human rights abuses in Palestine,” but the strike was canceled after Brown University President Christian Paxson refused to meet with the students. did. request. (Related: House committee expands anti-Semitism probe to elite schools to include another top university)

“In solidarity with the @browndivestcoalition on the incredible hunger strike, over 30 Harvard University students have decided to take part in a day-long hunger strike to prove to the university corporation that we will not back down. Promised,” the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Coalition wrote in an Instagram post Friday. According to The Crimson.

People entering and exiting Harvard Yard at the gates of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 12, 2023 (Photo: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP, Getty Images)

Harvard University has seen a number of pro-Palestinian protests and activities since the October 7 terrorist attacks in Israel.

Harvard students host “die-in” protest More than 200 students held another Monday die-in at Harvard Business School in October. protest Airstrike on Gaza. In November, pro-Palestinian protesters attacked an Israeli student, and in October more than 30 Harvard University student organizations signed a letter blaming Israel for the attack.

Former Harvard University President Claudine Gay, called to testify before Congress over anti-Semitism on campus, said during a Dec. 5 hearing that she called for a genocide of Jews. He refused to ask whether it violated the code. More than 70 Democratic and Republican lawmakers called for Gay's expulsion from the school following his testimony, but Gay ultimately resigned after repeated plagiarism allegations.

The school is currently under investigation by the House of Commons Education Committee and the Department of Education for alleged anti-Semitism on campus.

“Through our protests, we want to ensure that the health and well-being of our students is our primary focus, and that students have access to mechanisms available to all members of the Brown community to encourage the university to consider stripping donations from certain corporate assets.” Brown University President Christina Paxson also said in a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation that the hurdles for a sale are very high. “We have consistently rejected calls to use donations as a means of political advocacy.”

Harvard University did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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