Posters linking the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) with Hamas – the Islamist terror group that controls the Gaza Strip – were spotted Sunday at several locations around UCLA. The posters also appeared at other campuses nationally. At UCLA, campus police and students quickly took them down.
David Horowitz, a right-wing activist and founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, took responsibility for the posters in an [READ: ” target=”_blank”>because of her Jewish background.
“The UCLA Police Department is vigorously investigating the matter of the posters,” Block wrote. “No student should be compared to a terrorist for holding a political opinion.”
Sightings of similar posters were also reported at UC Irvine, Drake University in Des Moines, DePaul University in Chicago, and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Horowitz said in the interview that his group put up similar posters at about 50 campuses nationally.
Feb. 24, 1:40 p.m.: This story has been updated with new quotes and more details.
Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m.: This story has been updated with information indicating who was behind the posters.