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Congressman praises North Carolina college for denouncing anti-Israel student resolution

"Israel has every right to defend itself against Hamas terrorists and has shown great restraint in its actions," stated Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.).

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The student government at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus, passed a resolution on March 28 that accuses Israel of genocide and calls on the school to divest from Israel.

The university administration has since denounced that decision and said that it counseled Student Government Association leaders “several times on the university’s commitment to maintain institutional neutrality and encouraged to consider that in their requests of administrators.”

“This SGA resolution does not align with that commitment and will not be acted upon by the administration,” the university leaders stated. They added that student government plays “an important role” in university life, but its leaders “neither speak for nor represent the position of UNC Charlotte.”

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) praised the university’s response.

“As a proud UNC Charlotte graduate and former student body president, the university I know and love is a place of truth, inclusion and diversity of thought,” the congressman stated.

“While it is right for the students to be concerned about the suffering of all civilians, to do so without acknowledging the evil Hamas represents and the fact Hamas’s horrific actions are the reason we are where we are is deeply disappointing,” he said.

“On Oct. 7, we witnessed a barbaric and unprecedented attack on Israel by Iran-backed Hamas terrorists. Since then, countless innocent men, women and children have been kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed by Hamas,” he added. “The current conflict would end immediately if Hamas would release all the hostages and surrender.”

Not only does Israel have “every right” to self-defense against Hamas, but it “has shown great restraint in its actions,” Hudson stated. “It is in the United States’s and the entire world’s best interest that Hamas is eliminated. I stand with Israel.”

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