DEVELOPING STORY: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered the chancellor of the State University System of Florida to deactivate the “Students for Justice in Palestine” group.
The anti-Semitic organization had sent out a “toolkit” inviting members to aid Hamas in their terrorist attacks against Israel.
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“Based on the National SJP’s support of terrorism, in consultation with Governor DeSantis, the student chapters must be deactivated,” state university system Chancellor Ray Rodrigues wrote Tuesday. “The state contends that the groups are violating a state law that makes it felony to “knowingly provide material support … to a designated foreign terrorist organization.”
The student groups have made statements supportive of Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist attack in Israel.
“National SJP has affirmatively identified it is part of the Operation Al-Aqsa Flood—a terrorist led attack,” Rodrigues wrote Tuesday.
At least two universities in Florida had group chapters.
“During a holy Jewish holiday, the recognized terrorist organization, Hamas, launched an unprovoked attack on Israel – among those killed were babies, women, and elderly,” Rodrigues said.
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Breaking: Gov. @RonDeSantis directed the chancellor of the State University System of Florida to deactivate the "Students for Justice in Palestine" group after it was revealed they sent out a "toolkit" inviting members to aid Hamas in their Operation Al-Aqsa Flood terrorist… pic.twitter.com/bMmoI2ZKt1— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 24, 2023