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'ERRONEOUS AND DAMAGING': Yale Paper Backtracks, Removes Editor's Note Calling Hamas Atrocities 'Unsubstantiated'

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.01.23

According to a Fox News report, the Yale Daily News (YDF) was finally forced to address the growing outrage over an editor’s note attached to a published story calling Hamas atrocities like rape and beheadings “unsubstantiated.”

From Fox News:

An Oct. 12 column by Yale student Sahar Tarak titled, “Is Yalies4Palestine a hate group?” was hit with an editor’s note without Tarak’s initial knowledge, reading, “This column has been edited to remove unsubstantiated claims that Hamas raped women and beheaded men.”

Another column published on Oct. 13, titled “Stop justifying terrorism,” similarly accused the terror group of raping women during the Oct. 7 attack on Israel and also had an editor’s note added.

“The News was wrong to publish the corrections,” the newspaper later wrote on Tuesday. “By the time of the first correction on Oct. 25, there had been widely reported coverage from outlets such as Reuters publicly verifying that Hamas raped and beheaded Israelis.”

Two previous editors of the Yale Daily News wrote a letter to the paper blasting the decision to cover for the terrorist group Hamas.

“It defies belief that this editorial board would therefore characterize claims of rape during the Hamas attack as ‘unsubstantiated’ in the face of ample substantiation in major news outlets,” Chris Michel and Elyssa Friedland, who served as editor-in-chief and managing editor, wrote. “And it shocks the conscience that a generation of students who implore us to ‘believe women’ who allege rape is suddenly willing to disbelieve the evidence of their own eyes when the women raped are Israeli? The hypocrisy is breathtaking. We hope the editorial board will take swift action to rectify this mistake.”

Sahar Tartak, who wrote the piece for the YDF, wrote about her experience for The Free Beacon.

“This pipeline is full of sewage, and it shows. The Yale Daily News is now a home for modern-day Holocaust denial, where brutalizing Jews does not need to be justified. It’s just denied outright.”

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