The largest network of campus anti-Israel groups is organizing a “Day of Resistance” on Thursday to rally support for the deadly Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel, calling the murder of nearly 1,000 Israelis, including women and children, a “historic win for the Palestinian resistance.”
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a national group with a presence on college campuses across the country, says it has an “unshakable responsibility” to answer the Palestinian terrorists’ call for mass protests in the wake of the attack on Israel.
“Our people choose resistance over negotiated cages on our homeland,” the group states in a Day of Resistance Toolkit, a more than 1,500 people have been killed and thousands more wounded in Israel and Gaza amid the conflict. In addition, dozens of people are believed to have been taken hostage by Hamas, and the group has threatened to execute the prisoners in response to air strikes on Gaza.
The Day of Resistance toolkit states that the Hamas terrorist attack proved that “israel (sic) is fragile,” and that “settlers are already fleeing the land.”
“Their ‘dedication’ to the settler colony is easily broken,” the document states. “The dedication of Palestianians (sic) for their national liberation is unshakable.”
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel’s response to those responsible for the heinous attacks will be remembered for decades, stating that any city where Hamas operates would be turned into a “city of ruins.”
According to the Washington Post, “The Israeli military has summoned 360,000 reservists to fight in the war with Hamas — the largest mobilization since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when 400,000 reservists were called up.”
SJP has significant financial ties to Hamas, according to congressional testimony by Jonathan Schanzer, an expert on terrorist finance networks. The campus group is funded by American Muslims for Palestine, a Chicago-based organization with leadership with significant Hamas ties. One board member, Salah Sarsour, has served prison time for transferring money from the United States to Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigade.