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Screenshot of Micky Herzl’s X-account.

The decision to suspend five students who had participated in an anti-Israel camp was taken by the Harvard University Board of Directors.

According to the Harvard Crimson, the disciplinary measures against the five students were reduced from suspensions to probation.

Previously, Harvard’s advertising committee had prevented 13 graduates from receiving their diplomas.

The punishments were lifted after students and teachers criticized the punishments as inappropriate and too harsh and more than 1,000 people walked out of Harvard University’s graduation ceremony.

(RELATED: Harvard gives suspended sentences to 10 more students over encampment, anti-Israel group claims)

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine, a group that helped organize the camp, celebrated the decision in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

“After sustained student and faculty organizing, Harvard has backed down, demonstrating that the student intifada will always win. As Israeli forces continue to massacre Gaza, we must remember the strength of our power and continue to call on this complicit institution to divest,” the group wrote.

(RELATED: NYU Abu Dhabi student deported after shouting ‘Free Palestine!’ at graduation ceremony: report)

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine warned that lifting the suspensions was β€œthe bare minimum.”