Hours after Hamas launched its Oct. 7 terrorist assault on the Jewish state, a Brown University student group called an “emergency meeting” to plot its public response. The group’s members during that meeting argued that Hamas’s attack was “justified violence” and “in fact a victory,” according to internal documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Ivy League school’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter throughout its Oct. 8 meeting defended Hamas’s terror attack and subsequent kidnapping and killing of Israeli women and children. At one point, meeting minutes show, members discussed the importance of “recognizing that this was in fact a victory” and “a big moment for Palestine.” Members also argued that their group should not be “condemning violence” or taking on a “tone of mourning” in response to the attack, which they said was “justified” by Israeli “oppression.”
“In reality the root of the violence comes from the side of the oppressor,” group members wrote in their meeting minutes. “Recognizing that this was in fact a victory, a statement that dismisse[s] violence kind of dismisses the resistance. … Tone of mourning maybe inappropriate?”
The group’s private deliberations provide a window into…