Anti-Israel student group distributes mock eviction notices at NYU

The Students for Justice in Palestine logo. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The anti-Israel group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) distributed mock eviction to up to 2,000 students at New York University, claiming its notices mimic those that the Israel Defense Forces hands out before home evictions of Palestinians.

“We regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in three days,” read the SJP notices, the New York Daily News reported.

“If you do not vacate the premise by midnight on 25 April, 2014, we reserve the right to destroy all remaining belongings,” the notices added. “Charges for demolition will be applied to your student accounts.”

The Anti-Defamation League said the notices “inaccurately alleged that Palestinians in the West Bank are evicted from their homes ‘for no other reason than their ethnicity,’ when in fact the Israel Defense Forces conduct evictions when there are serious security concerns and when homes are built illegally.”

Last month, Boston-based Northeastern University’s ban of SJP was triggered by the placement of similar mock eviction notices. But the group has now been reinstated by the school, according to a letter posted on SJP’s website.  

Posted on April 25, 2014 .