Students protest Danny Danon lecture at Florida university

February 28, 2016 02:03
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NEW YORK- Pro-Palestinian students at Florida International University walked out of a lecture by Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Friday in protest with their fists raised and keffiyehs on their heads.

The Ambassador was speaking to International Relations students about the situation in Gaza when the protesters got up from their seats while pro-Israel people in the room yelled out “good ridance”.

"Hamas in Gaza is planning for the next conflict with Israel, building assault tunnels and purchasing weapons technology and rockets," Danon told his audience at the University, from which he graduated himself 20 years ago.

"The State of Israel allows hundreds of trucks to enter with humanitarian supplies in order to rebuild Gaza,” he added. “Hamas steals a large portion of the concrete and the construction materials in order to build an infrastructure of terror tunnels."

At the end of the talk, Danon called on the students to get involved, read and use their knowledge in order to make their own decisions.

“One of you could become the US Secretary of State in the future, and it is important that you stay active and say what you think, even when it is unpopular,” he told the room.

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