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Jewish Group Asking FAU For Response To Mock Evictions

Courtesy of Christine Capozziello / University Press

Gabi Alecksinko, a senior Intercultural Communications major at FAU, posted an eviction notice on a student's door at the Indian River Tower dormitory of the Boca Raton campus March 30.

A Jewish community group wants some answers from Florida Atlantic University leadership after a Palestinian student group posted mock eviction notices on dorm doors last month.

The Anti-Defamation League said the notices were “intimidating” and “hostile” to supporters of Israel, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The FAU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine put eviction notices on about 200 dorm room doors. The notices said residents had three days to pack up their things a leave — and were meant to draw attention to home demolitions in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

In a statement to StateImpact Florida, Charles Brown, senior vice president for student affairs at FAU, said the notices violated university policy that written material “be distributed only at reasonable times and places and in reasonable manners” and were removed.

The Anti-Defamation League said they are still waiting on the results or a university review of the eviction notices.

Meanwhile, the head of the FAU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine called police after receiving two threatening emails that contained racial slurs.


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