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Pro-Palestinians Attack Students at Pro-Israel Event

10-29-2016

Attendees of a pro-Israel event at University College London were forced to barricade themselves in a room following an attack by more than 100 pro-Palestinian protestors.

According to Jewish News Israeli activist Hem Mazzig was scheduled to speak to an audience about his job as a pro-Israel activist, but the event was cut short by the loud, angry screams of pro-Palestinian students who came to protest the event.

CBN News has reported on the growing problem of anti-Semitism on college campuses, including pro-Palestinian protestors disrupting and shutting down events by pro-Israel groups. 

Cell phone footage showed the crowd trying to intimidate the students by chanting "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," a common chant calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.

The attendees decided to lock themselves in the event room to avoid any more violence and disruption from the protestors.

Despite the intimidation tactics, they went on with their event while the angry mob continued protesting right outside the door.

"There was lots of screaming and banging on the doors. We all felt scared and struggled to concentrate on the talk. It was manic," one student told Jewish News. 

"Despite the banging outside, Hen continued to speak about peace. It was actually really lovely as we were united and sang Hatikvah despite the noise outside."

Mazzig, a trained IDF soldier said he felt like he was in a war zone.

"After the talk I was ushered away by police and told to run as fast as I could. I was more scared than during my IDF service," he said. 

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