Hamzeh Daoud ’20 has resigned from his Resident Assistant position in Norcliffe House, he announced in a statement to The Daily on Friday afternoon. Daoud’s resignation follows two weeks of controversy over a Facebook post in which he originally threatened to “physically fight” Zionists on campus.
Cody Stocker ’17 reported this week that he had seen paid Facebook advertisements calling for Hamzeh Daoud ’20 to be fired from his Resident Assistant position. Three such ads can be found on the page See4Yourself, which also contains links to travel articles and pictures celebrating diversity in Israel.
Stanford is “addressing” a Facebook post — authored last Friday by former Undergraduate Senator and incoming Norcliffe Resident Assistant Hamzeh Daoud ’20 — that originally threatened physical violence against Zionists. The case holds potential for disciplinary action.
A Facebook post by Hamzeh Daoud ’20, in which he threatened to “physically fight” Zionist students, has sparked debate over not only Israeli-Palestinian relations but also over the limits of students’ speech and the potential consequences of an online threat.