Students set up a memorial to the 34 who died in IDF bombings during Operation Black Belt in the Gaza Strip earlier this month, most of them Islamic Jihad operatives, according to newspaper Yediot Ahronot.
Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Oberlin, Ohio, US. It is the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest continuously operating coeducational institute of higher learning in the world. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. In 1835 Oberlin became one of the first colleges in the United States to admit African Americans, and in 1837 the first to admit women (other than Franklin College’s brief experiment in the 1780s. It has been known since its founding for progressive student activism.
The students are Jews belonging to the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) organization and students belonging to the Palestine Liberation Students’ Organization.
The college administration reportedly did not remove or condemn the memorial, and even admitted giving a green light to the move on the grounds of freedom of expression.
The student group’s display located in Wilder Bowl, a central space on campus where students gather, didn’t mention the terrorist organization affiliation and is a group that advocates for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
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