UAlberta, Durham address comments, posts related to Hamas 


The University of Alberta and Durham College recently took action to address campus community members’ comments on Hamas. CBC reports that UAlberta’s Sexual Assault Centre director signed an open letter that questioned the validity of sexual assault claims against Hamas and criticized Canadian political leaders as being “complicit in Israel’s killing of Palestinians in Gaza.” In response, UAlberta President Bill Flanagan issued a statement about the “improper and unauthorized use of the name of the [centre]” to endorse the letter, indicating that the director was no longer employed by the university. Durham is reportedly investigating a student-made video that praises Hamas. Durham issued a statement that condemned the “inflammatory statements made in [the] video” and indicated that the college is working with the Durham Regional Police.

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