Sahar Tarak expressed displeasure over her Yale Daily News pro-Israel article being changed without her permission.
She said the editors removed a passage that discussed Hamas’s actions in attacking Israel.
She described in her article the suffering that some individuals had as a result of Hamas’s actions.
Sahar Tarak, a sophomore at Yale, spoke out about her pro-Israel article in the Yale Daily News being changed without her permission on Tuesday.
The piece “Is Yalies4Palestine a hate group?” that had been published on October 12 received an editor’s notice on October 25. “This column has been edited to remove unsubstantiated claims that Hamas raped women and beheaded men,” the commenter said.
Who is Sahar Tartak?
Sahar Tartak is a Yale sophomore. This past week, Tartak wrote an opinion article for the Washington Free Beacon on how the Yale Daily News, the independent student newspaper at Yale University, changed a passage that mentioned Hamas’s actions during their assault on Israel.
The Yale Daily News debunked the claims that “Yes, they beheaded men” and “Yes, they raped women.” These adjustments were made without speaking with Tartak beforehand.
She denounces the “barbarism” carried out by the “terrorists from Gaza who seemed intent on killing as many Jews as possible” in her first piece, which still refers to Hamas’ beheadings. She also seemed to remain unaffected in a line that seemed to speak directly to Yale students.
She emphasized the horrors committed by Hamas while describing in detail the horrifying experiences that some individuals had. She called attention to the unfortunate fate of young Shani Louk and the fortunate escape of some groups from abduction.
Tartak said that she learned about the changes over the weekend. Five days after Hamas carried out a horrific incident reminiscent of the worst crimes of the 1800s, her narrative was published. She was informed by the head editor of the Yale Daily News that there were doubts about the accuracy of the rape and execution accusations. Tartak disputed this by citing other sources to back up his assertions.