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Anti-Israel Students at UC-Santa Barbara Endorse ‘Armed Resistance,’ Share Images With Pistol, AK-47

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A photo shared by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of California, Santa Barbara on March 12, 2018.

The anti-Zionist group Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) published a series of images on Monday that appeared to condone violent terror attacks.

The Facebook post included a photo of a Palestinian woman holding a pistol, as well as a cartoon — drawn in an outline of Israel and the Palestinian territories — depicting a woman with an AK-47 assault rifle.

Another photo featured Leila Khaled, who helped hijack two planes in Europe on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, armed with both a knife and gun. The Marxist-Leninist group is blacklisted as a terrorist organization by the United States.

“Solidarity is the weapon and armed resistance is the catalyst,” SJP captioned the post. “Support all mujeres taking arms against imperialism.”

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In response to criticism, a moderator of the page appeared to defend “the justified methods of those Palestinians seeking liberation from fascist Israeli occupation & apartheid.”

SJP said in a comment published below the post that it did “not condone bigotry against any group of people no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, class position, and/or gender & sexual orientation, etc.”

The original post was shared by SJP at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as a number of Facebook users who expressed concern about its content.

A spokesperson for UCSB did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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