A Jewish Israeli student attending Columbia University revealed that he was recently the victim of a vicious attack perpetrated by a pro-Palestinian activist who was running around campus tearing down fliers that were posted up to spread awareness concerning Israelis who have been taken hostage by Hamas terrorists. And let me tell you, being a Jew captured by Hamas is a fate worse than death, though that is likely where things will lead. Hamas has been known to rape and decapitate individuals in the group’s custody.
The student sat down for an exclusive interview with the Daily Wire, who allowed them to confirm his identity, but wanted to remain anonymous, revealed the attack took place after the activist started ripping down the posters with the victims’ faces. The student suffered several injuries during the altercation, including a broken finger and some bruising. It seems like the radicals are once again putting that wonderful grace and tolerance on display for the whole world to see. And yet, Democrats claim folks who support former President Donald Trump are the dangerous ones? Really?
“As an Israeli Jewish student, I don’t feel safe going to campus anymore, which was promised to be a safe haven,” the student said during the interview with The Daily Wire.
“He said at the time of the incident, he was trying to raise awareness for the victims of Hamas attacks on innocent Israeli civilians by hanging posters displaying the terrorist group’s hostages’ pictures on campus. An image obtained by The Daily Wire shows one such poster, allegedly torn in half by the anti-Israel activist, displaying a ‘Young Israeli Couple.’ The upper part of the flier read, ‘Kidnapped from their home by Hamas,'” the report continued. The student involved in the incident said his attacker was sporting a wooden stick as a weapon and utilized it during the assault.
“My friend and I went to him while he was tearing down posters we just hung asking him to stop and then he pushed me,” the student wrote. “I tried taking our posters and he hit me with that piece of wood.”
The New York Police Department told the Daily Wire in a written statement the attacker was a 19-year-old woman, going on to confirm that officers did respond to an “assault in progress,” going on to state, “Upon arrival, officers were informed that the victim, a 24-year-old male, was engaged in a dispute with an unknown individual.”
The police statement says things got physical and one individual struck the other in the hand with a wooden stick. The female, Maxwell Friedman, was arrested and charged with assault. I’m pretty sure this individual was transgender.
“Columbia University Public Safety confirmed to The Daily Wire that there had been an incident on campus and that an arrest ensued. The campus police force did not confirm whether the attack in question was caused by religious motives,” the report said. “The alleged attacker, who was later arrested by law enforcement, appeared to be wearing a bandana to cover his face. In their announcement for an upcoming protest organized by the Columbia chapter of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the organization tells its followers, ‘DO wear red/black/green and consider wearing face coverings for safety from doxxing.'”
The student then said that both he and his buddies took out their cell phones and documented the whole thing because it isn’t the first time they encountered violence on campus. One of the student’s friends said he was spat on because he spoke Hebrew on campus. When he reported the incident, he was informed nothing would be done about the situation because he lacked photographic evidence.
Progressives talk a whole lot about racism plaguing every aspect of our culture, but never do you hear a peep out of them about antisemitism. Nope. Not a single word. Yet, that is more prevalent systemically and culturally than any other form of ethnic hatred at this point in human history. Hypocrisy is the name of the game for the left.