May 21, 2024

Anti-Israel Protesters End Encampment at Princeton

Anti-Israel protesters participating in an encampment at Princeton University revealed that the encampment can be open for its final day on Wednesday

In a letter on Google Documents, the Princeton Israeli Apartheid Divest (PIAD) group wrote that after three weeks of getting established an encampment at the college, the final day for the encampment can be May 15 and that their “fight for divestment and Palestinian liberation” stays “undeterred.”

“Three weeks after its establishment, the Princeton Gaza Solidarity Encampment is open for its last day on May 15, 2024 – 222 days since Israel escalated its genocide in Gaza and a week into its invasion of Rafah. Our fight for divestment and Palestinian liberation continues undeterred,” the letter from PIAD wrote.

The letter comes after Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber despatched an e-mail to college students on Monday informing them that protesters should clear the encampment, in line with the Daily Princetonian.

“After refusing to meaningfully engage with us, President Eisgruber and university administration stepped up its intimidation, pressuring the camp to close yesterday, the day before Nakba Day,” the PIAD wrote within the letter. “Today, we hold our space to mourn the Nakba of 76 years and honor Palestinian political and cultural resistance, including our small role in it.”

Palestinians observe Nakba Day, the day of “catastrophe,” on May fifteenth, when roughly 700,000 Palestinians had been displaced after the State of Israel was created in 1948.

While Palestinians see the day as a disaster, they revolted towards the British and supported the Nazis. On the eve of May 14, Palestinians launched an attack on Israel, which was adopted by an assault from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Egypt, ensuing within the first Arab-Israel battle.