‘Head still on’: Posters of Israeli hostages in Gaza defaced at Harvard

Hate graffiti on posters at Harvard University of Hamas-held hostages including 1-year-old Kfir Bibas, January 22, 2024. (Screenshots via X; used in accordance with clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Hate graffiti on posters at Harvard University of Hamas-held hostages including 1-year-old Kfir Bibas, January 22, 2024. (Screenshots via X; used in accordance with clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

A number of posters of Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza and put up at Harvard University have been defaced with hate graffiti.

Photos and footage circulating online show the posters bearing antisemitic conspiracy theory slogans such as “Israel did 9/11” and “I knew Epstein personally,” in reference to Jeffrey Epstein.

On the poster of Hamas’s youngest hostage, one-year-old Kfir Bibas, someone wrote “head still on.”

Other posters bore slogans such as “Sure, Jan,” a popular response to someone saying something not believable to the listener.

The graffiti was discovered yesterday as university students return to campus after winter break.

Channel 12 reports that a group of Israeli students at the university have filed a complaint with the administration.

Harvard University, which has faced accusations of letting antisemitism run rampant on campus, has yet to comment on the posters.

Harvard’s former president Dr. Claudine Gay, resigned earlier this month amid plagiarism accusations and criticism over her testimony at a congressional hearing where she was unable to say unequivocally that calls on campus for the genocide of Jews would violate the school’s conduct policy. She later apologized.

Posters of the hostages have been routinely defaced and torn down in cities all over the world.

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