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Berkeley Students Set Up Shrine to Palestinian Terrorists

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Posters protest the Bears for Palestine display which glorifies Palestinian terrorists (Photo: Milton Zerman/Facebook post)
Posters protest the Bears for Palestine display which glorifies Palestinian terrorists (Photo: Milton Zerman/Facebook post)

A shrine to Palestinian female terrorists – hijackers and bombers – was erected by a student group at the University of California, Berkeley.

The display was set up by the student group “Bears for Palestine” and appeared in a space sponsored by the student government of the university.

It featured images of Palestinian terrorist women including Fatima Bernawi, Rasmea Odeh and Leila Khaled.

  • Bernawi, the first Palestinian woman to organize an attack in Israel, attempted to place a bomb in a Jerusalem cinema in 1967.
  • Khaled, shown with her AK-47 assault rifle on the display, hijacked a TWA flight in 1969 and an El Al flight in 1970.
  • Odeh was part of a terrorist attack at an Israeli supermarket in 1969 in which two university students were killed. After spending 10 years in an Israeli prison, Odeh was released in a prisoner exchange. She emigrated to the U.S. by lying on her immigration papers. Before she was deported, Odeh teamed up with Linda Sarsour and the Women’s March on Washington, co-authoring the group’s militant manifesto.

The Bears for Palestine display came at the same time that Jews were targeted and killed in an anti-Semitic attack at a Jewish grocery store in Jersey City. Student senator Milton Zerman pointed out the parallels between Odeh’s attack on a Jerusalem grocery store and the attack on the Jewish grocery in New Jersey:

Khaled and Odeh are also both connected to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization responsible for more than 100 deaths in terrorist bombings in Israel as well the attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem in 2014 in which five worshipers and one policeman were killed.

The group was recently behind a bombing at a nature site in Israel in which a 17-year old girl was killed while hiking with her father and brother, both of whom were injured.

One of the 50 members of the PFLP cell responsible for the recent bombing was the terror group’s leader in the West Bank Khalida Jarrar. Jarrar also served as the vice chairpersondirector and board member of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) organization Addameer.

“With regard to Jarrar, this is really the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the BDS/terror connection,” said Marc Greendorfer, author of The New Anti-Semites: The Radicalization Mechanism of the BDS Movement and the Delegitimization Campaign Against Israel.

The Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) is an active proponent of the BDS movement along with activist  Linda Sarsour and Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Students at Oberlin College in Ohio similarly erected a memorial for Palestinian terrorists on school grounds. The terrorists were members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a violent Islamist group and Iranian proxy in the Gaza Strip as well as a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization.

The PIJ terrorists the students were mourning were killed after the group launched an onslaught against Israeli civilians, shooting 450 rockets and mortars at Israel’s civilian population over the course of a few days in November.

The barrage was a response to the targeted killing of senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta on November 12 by Israel after Israel learned that Atta was planning an imminent attack.

 

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