Terrorist Group Sponsored Princeton Anti-Israel Rally

Designated terror group Samidoun listed on rally poster

L: Nassau Hall at Princeton University (Wikimedia Commons) R: Hamas militants (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
December 1, 2023

A Palestinian terrorist group cosponsored an anti-Israel rally at Princeton University on Friday, according to a flier advertising the event.

Samidoun, which has been designated as a terrorist group in Israel and banned from operating in Germany, is listed on the poster advertising the "Princeton Rally for Divestment from Israel," scheduled to take place on campus Friday afternoon.

Although Samidoun has been banned by PayPal and other payment platforms due to its terrorist connections, the group has helped organize and promote dozens of anti-Israel rallies around the world in the wake of Hamas’s mass-casualty terror attacks in October.

The Princeton event comes amid growing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic fervor on the campus. This week, over a dozen Princeton faculty members signed a letter endorsing a boycott of Israel and accusing the Jewish state of a "genocidal assault on Gaza, of apartheid in the occupied West Bank, and of structural racism and discrimination inside the state of Israel."

During recent anti-Israel rallies at the school, protesters reportedly called for an "intifada" and Jewish students were accused of genocide.

The fliers for the Dec. 1 rally also accuse Israel of "genocide" and call for the university to boycott the Jewish state, according to a copy obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

"Princeton, Princeton, you can’t hide. You’re supporting genocide," said the advertisement.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry says Samidoun is an arm of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a long-established terrorist group in the Palestinian territories. Germany also designated Samidoun as a terrorist group last month, after its activists cheered Hamas’s Oct. 7 attacks by handing out candy on German streets "to celebrate our victory."

Princeton administrators didn’t respond to a request for comment. Samidoun didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The protest was organized by the Princeton Palestine Liberation Coalition, according to the flier. It was scheduled to take place at Nassau Hall, the historic campus building that briefly served as the U.S. Capitol building under the Continental Congress.