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South Africa / 09-03-2017

South African university plagued with antisemitism during 'Apartheid Week'

Source: nrg


South African university plagued with antisemitism during 'Apartheid Week'


WITS University was marred by several antisemitic and violent incidents this week during the annual Israel Apartheid Week (IAW).


Some of the alarming incidents included BDS and anti-Israel supporters emulating Hitler in a the Nazi goose-step, flying flags of terrorist organizations and advocating for the death of Jews and Israeli-Arabs.

 

On Thursday, a video emerged of a Muslim student using his finger to gesture a mustache while performing a Nazi salute and a goose step around the campus as he was egged on and congratulated by his friends in front Jewish and pro-Israel students.

 



Later in the day a second video surfaced of a BDS activist at Wits advocating that “people want to kill Jews because Jews don’t behave when they are visitors in other people’s countries”.

 

A flag belonging to internationally recognized terror organization Hezbollah was also prominently displayed during a tense stand-off between BDS and pro-Israel students on Wednesday with some witnesses stating that a Hamas flag was also showcased by the pro-Palestinian lobby at Wits.WITS University was marred by several antisemitic and violent incidents this week during the annual Israel Apartheid Week (IAW).

 

Some of the alarming incidents included BDS and anti-Israel supporters emulating Hitler in a the Nazi goose-step, flying flags of terrorist organizations and advocating for the death of Jews and Israeli-Arabs.

 

On Thursday, a video emerged of a Muslim student using his finger to gesture a mustache while performing a Nazi salute and a goose step around the campus as he was egged on and congratulated by his friends in front Jewish and pro-Israel students.

 

Later in the day a second video surfaced of a BDS activist at Wits advocating that “people want to kill Jews because Jews don’t behave when they are visitors in other people’s countries”.

 

A flag belonging to internationally recognized terror organization Hezbollah was also prominently displayed during a tense stand-off between BDS and pro-Israel students on Wednesday with some witnesses stating that a Hamas flag was also showcased by the pro-Palestinian lobby at Wits.