A group of BDS supporters disrupted a lecture by two Israeli students at the University of South Florida earlier this week.
One of the protesters was Tariq Abu Khdeir, who was beat up by Israeli police officers when he was 15, and whose cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir was murdered by extremist right-wing Jews in 2014.
The Israeli students, Shir and Yitzhak, gave a lecture to American students on behalf of StandWithUs, an organization working for Israeli hasbara (public relations) abroad, in order to “present the humane side of the IDF.”
During the lecture on Wednesday, some 25 supporters of the boycotts, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel entered the lecture hall waving Palestinian flags and banners, interrupted the lecturers, and shouted at them.
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