A “doxxing truck” has been observed driving around Harvard University’s campus, displaying the names and photos of students who reportedly signed a letter blaming Israel for Hamas‘ attack.
The truck was seen driving around on Wednesday with large video screens on the sides and back, with a slideshow of students’ images and names, and the words “Harvard’s Leading Antisemities.” It was given the name the “doxxing truck” by The Harvard Crimson, the university newspaper.
“Want to know who the leading antisemites at @Harvard are?” Guillette wrote in his post. “Click on the link below. @AccuracyInMedia is removing the names of students from groups that withdrew but are also adding new names every hour.”
Guillette added, “and yes, that’s our billboard on their campus,” referring to a photo of the so-called “doxxing truck.”
Want to know who the leading antisemites at @Harvard are? Click on the link below. @AccuracyInMedia is removing the names of students from groups that withdrew but are also adding new names every hour.— Adam Guillette (@adamguillette) October 11, 2023
And yes, that's our billboard on their campus.https://t.co/xCfBMbiy0e
The truck was sharply criticized by Jason Furman, a Harvard University professor, in a post on X.
“Two wrongs do not make a right,” Furman wrote. “Publishing lists of students and personal information under the headings ‘terrorist,’ ‘genocidal murderer’ and ‘anti semite’ is just wrong in any circumstance, and especially when many of the people named have nothing to do with the statement.”
Also a truck going around Harvard Square with pictures of students (these are also my redactions). pic.twitter.com/X71xqyFgMb— Jason Furman (@jasonfurman) October 11, 2023
The truck’s presence on Harvard’s campus came days after more than 30 student organizations issued a letter casting blame on Israel for the violence that has unfolded after Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, launched a surprise attack on Israel on Saturday.
“We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence,” the groups wrote in the letter.
The letter continued to point out that the “events did not occur in a vacuum.”
“For the last two decades, millions of Palestinians in Gaza have been forced to live in an open-air prison,” the letter said.
In 1947, the United Nations adopted Resolution 181, otherwise known as the Partition Plan. Under this resolution, the British Mandate of Palestine was split into Arab and Jewish states. The State of Israel was created on May 14, 1948, leading to the first war between the Arabs and Jews, according to The Council on Foreign Relations.
After Israel had won this war in 1949, roughly 750,000 Palestinians were left displaced. The territory was then divided into three areas; the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the State of Israel.
Years later, in June 1967, Israel preemptively attacked Syrian and Egyptian air forces, thus sparking the Six-Day War. After this, Israel took control of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and Golan Heights from Syria.
In 2006, Hamas won the Palestinian Authority’s parliamentary elections and has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007.
Student organizations such as the Harvard Jews for Liberation, the Harvard Muslim Law School Association, the Harvard Undergraduate Ghungroo, the Harvard Undergraduate Arab Women’s Collective, and the Harvard Islamic Society were among the groups that had signed the letter.
In the wake of the letter from the student groups at Harvard, several students were identified.
Several students sought to backtrack their blame of Israel for the Hamas attacks after several CEOs and employers looked to blacklist them from certain jobs, according to the New York Post.
The Harvard Crimson noted that eight out of the 34 student groups that had signed the letter, originally written by the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), had withdrawn their signatures.
IJR reached out to Harvard University and Accuracy In Media for a statement but did not receive a response by the time of publication.