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Israeli MIT students ‘terrified’ after anti-Israel rally chant calls for ‘one solution, intifada’

Israeli students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they are “terrified” to be on campus after participants at a campus protest chanted “one solution, intifada, revolution” at a rally supporting the devastating Hamas terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of Israelis in Israel.

MIT students Liyam Chitayat and Lior Alon told Fox News Digital in interviews that after they contacted MIT’s administration to report the calls to violence being chanted from the protest and for concern for their own safety, they’ve yet to receive a substantial response.

Chitayat, a 19-year-old pursuing a Ph.D. on a prestigious scholarship and who previously served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), describes the rally cry as a call for the murder of Jews and the demolition of Israel.

“Intifada is not a call for resistance. Intifada is the name of acts of bombing and killing civilians in Israel in the Israel-Palestine conflict. It’s the name of taking civilian lives in terrorist attacks in Israel. That is what intifada means. That is how it’s defined,” she said.

 

Alon says that he wrote to MIT President Kornbluth, who replied that she was sorry that he felt the way he did and that they were “working on” the issue, but so far, no additional communication has been made.

Alon said that he had hoped MIT administrators would alert the FBI and Department of Homeland Security of the potential terror threat.

Brianna Herlihy is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.

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