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Anti-Zionist Students at New School: Israeli-American Killed by Palestinian Terrorist ‘Was Neither a Victim, nor a Hero’

Sep 20, 2018 by

by Shiri Moshe –

Ari Fuld with his wife, Miriam, in a photo posted online on September 9, 2018. Photo: Ari Fuld.

An anti-Zionist student group at The New School in New York appeared to justify the recent killing of an Israeli-American man by a Palestinian terrorist, claiming, “He was neither a victim, nor a hero.”

Ari Fuld was fatally stabbed in the back on Sunday while standing outside of a shopping mall near Efrat in the West Bank, where he lived with his wife and four children. Video footage shows Fuld bleeding heavily while pursuing and shooting his 17-year-old assailant, Khalil Jabarin, who also tried to attack a female employee at a nearby falafel shop. Fuld succumbed to his wounds shortly afterwards.

In a social media post published on Monday, Students for Justice in Palestine said of the killing: “Colonialism comes with consequences.”

Describing Fuld as “an armed militant right-wing extremist” who in his last broadcast called “for ‘putting (Palestinian) dogs down,’” the student group argued that “He was neither a victim, nor a hero. His fate could easily have been determined by his own militant advocacy.”

SJP’s claim is an apparent reference to a September 13 video posted by Fuld, which he dedicated to victims of terrorism worldwide.

Fuld, who supported Jewish settlement in the Judea and Samaria regions of the West Bank that Palestinians claim for a future state, said in his opening remarks, “Whether it’s the planes that flew into the World Trade Center or the Pentagon … of course the terrorists are to blame, nothing else to be added there.”

“Of course the terrorists who blew up the buses in Israel, or stabbing people in Israel, shooting people in Israel, firing missiles at people in Israel, sending over kite bombs, the terrorists themselves are to blame,” he continued.

“I’ll say it out loud,” Fuld stressed, “if there is a rabid dog that attacks someone, yes the rabid dog must be put down.”

In an apparent effort to avoid any ambiguity, he clarified about a minute later, “I am taking about terrorists, I am not talking about anyone else.”

SJP did not immediately answer a request for comment.

The group is one of some 200 SJP chapters on North American university campuses that promote the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which seeks to isolate Israel until it abides by Palestinian demands.

Other SJP chapters have previously been criticized for appearing to legitimize Palestinian terrorism, including the group’s chapter at the University of California, Santa Barbara, which published several images of Palestinian women holding pistols and AK-47 assault rifles earlier this year. Among those depicted were Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who helped hijack two planes in Europe in 1969 and 1970.

The PFLP is designated a terrorist organization by the US government and more than 30 other countries, and has killed scores of Israeli civilians since its establishment by Palestinian nationalists in 1967.

Last month, SJP at Temple University hosted an event that featured readings from PFLP Secretary-General Ahmad Sa’adat.

National SJP, under whose auspices individual chapters operate, is set to host its annual conference at the University of California, Los Angeles in November.

Source: Anti-Zionist Students at New School: Israeli-American Killed by Palestinian Terrorist ‘Was Neither a Victim, nor a Hero’ | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

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