Senate releases letter of support for Palestinian students on The South End

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Wayne State’s Student Senate released a letter of support for Palestinian students on Tuesday, after sending the statement to a committee for revisions in July… [The] Senate condemned the attacks against Palestinians by the Isreali government, using footnotes to attribute the words “genocide” and “apartheid,” 

… [student senator Zaynah] Jadallah said the majority of Senate’s discourse around the statement revolved around the terms used to reference the attacks.

“They were just afraid of using the word ‘genocide’ and then even ‘apartheid’ and ‘occupation’ but I explained to them… these two words have been used scholarly and worldwide (everywhere) from Amnesty International (to the) United Nations,” Jadallah said. “So it’s not like we’re the first people to accuse the Israeli occupation of these crimes.”

… Students for Justice in Palestine Co-President Aya Mohammad said the university could be doing more to support Palestinian students through this difficult time. 

… “We want the WSU population to recognize the genocide of the Palestinian people by the Israeli apartheid government. The Palestinian people have been suffering from this ongoing genocide for more than 70 years, while the world is watching in silence, and our U.S. tax money is paying for the weapons being used.”

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Letter of Support: Standing With Our Palestinian Student Population by Wayne State’s Student Senate

PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.

As Wayne State University’s student governing body, we are responsible for representing students’ voices on matters that impact our community. Per our mission statement, we are committed to providing representation and advocacy for all by bridging the gap between students, faculty, staff, and administration. Student Senate is focused on the student experience first, ensuring inclusivity and equity for our peers… As a student body, we strongly condemn the genocide of the Palestinian people by the Israeli apartheid government.

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