Harvard creates task force to support ‘doxxed’ students who signed anti-Israel letter

A task force at Harvard is providing resources to students who feel uncomfortable after they signed a scathing letter that blamed Israel for the Hamas terrorist attacks earlier this month.

The task force is supporting students who have experienced “doxxing, harassment, and online security issues” following the widespread backlash they’ve encountered after signing the letter, according to campus newspaper, The Harvard Crimson.

A student reporter accessed an email that Dean of Students Thomas Dunne sent Tuesday to “doxxed students,” outlining the purpose of the task force and how it will be in operation until at least Nov. 3.

“We are truly grateful for all the tremendous work that students have put forth in supporting each other through this most difficult time,” Dunne wrote, “and we appreciate the collaborative spirit in which students, faculty, and staff have come together to repel this repugnant assault on our community.”

The task force will serve as a single point of contact and communicate frequently with students to make sure they have resources and services to help them through their concerns, the article states.

Harvard students who blamed Israel after Hamas’ terrorist attacks say they’ve been afraid for their safety, as a truck revealing the names and faces of those who signed the letter had circled around the Cambridge campus, the Herald has reported.

On Wednesday, the “Harvard’s Leading Antisemites” truck went off campus and parked outside the homes of some student leaders who signed the letter, the New York Post first reported.

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Accuracy in Media deployed the truck because, “in addition to educating their colleagues and neighbors on campus, everyone in their community should learn who the antisemites are among them,” group President Adam Guillemette told the Post.

Columbia University is the the next campus Accuracy in Media is bringing the truck to, the group posted on X, the former Twitter platform, Thursday.

Harvard police has stepped up its security presence on campus and continues to monitor online activity for the potential of any threat to the campus community or individuals on campus, according to university officials.

The fallout from the letter, and the response by Harvard’s President Claudine Gay that critics are saying was weak, continues to reverberate on the Cambridge campus, making it more divided than in recent memory.

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