Yale SJP issues mock eviction notices to dorm residents to highlight house demolitions

Here’s the Yale Daily News’ report on the Students for Justice in Palestine action:

Many students were surprised to wake up Wednesday to fliers warning that their suites would be demolished within three days.

Luckily, the eviction notices were not real. They were distributed by members of the group Students for Justice and Peace in Palestine to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinians whose homes are being demolished by the Israeli government. Though two students interviewed who received fliers under their doors said they were not affected by the campaign, a member of the Yale Hillel board and the co-president of Yale Friends of Israel criticized the fliers for being “counterproductive” and disrespectful.

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Maureen Clare Murphy is the managing editor of The Electronic Intifada and lives in Chicago.