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New York Chapter of ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Pays Social Media Tribute to ‘Martyrs’ Killed While Carrying Out Terrorist Attacks Against Israelis

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Members of NYC Students for Justice in Palestine. Photo: NYC SJP/Facebook.

An anti-Israel student group took to social media earlier this month to honor “Palestinian martyrs” killed while carrying out terrorist attacks against Israelis.

In a Facebook post on March 12, the New York City chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (NYC SJP) shared an Arabic-language video commemorating “the work done by Palestinian female fighters.” The video was originally uploaded to social media by Pulsetine, a non-profit organization that claims to “tell the story of Palestine.”

One of the “martyrs” highlighted in the video is Fatah female suicide terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who took part in the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre. Mughrabi was among a group of terrorists who hijacked a bus and opened fire on passing traffic. After Israeli forces stopped the bus and entered into a gun battle with the perpetrators, Mughrabi blew up the bus with a grenade, killing 38 Israelis, including 13 children.

Another terrorist featured in the video — one who survived her own attacks — is Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), responsible for a series of airplane hijackings. A picture of a young Khaled wearing a keffiyeh while holding a rifle has become an iconic image used by anti-Israel activists to promote violent “resistance” against the Jewish state.

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According to a translation obtained by The Algemeiner, the video alleges that “of the thousands of women arrested by the Occupation, 68 are currently in prisons, 17 of which are minors. Although every martyr, prisoner and fighter has a different battle story, they all share the same love story: PALESTINE.”

This is not the first time New York’s SJP chapter has promoted terrorism. In January, as reported by The Algemeiner, the group endorsed a global campaign demanding the release from prison of a former PFLP leader responsible for killing Jewish Israelis. That same month, the group’s president praised a truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem, in which four IDF soldiers were killed and 16 others wounded.

NYC SJP did not immediately respond to The Algemeiner’s request for comment.

Watch the video report below — produced by the advocacy group Israeli American Council — on SJP’s glorification of terrorists:



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