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In Solidarity with the People of Palestine

PRINCETON, NJ, April 25—As of 7am on April 25, Princeton University students launched their Gaza Solidarity encampment at McCosh Courtyard in solidarity with the people of Palestine, joining thousands of students across the country in demanding that our institutions divest from Israel, and that Israel immediately end its genocidal campaign. The students of Princeton University are rising up alongside campuses across the country to show university leadership and trustees to demand no rest until divest.

The Princeton students’ demands build on the work of Princeton’s divestment
campaign and echo the demands of students across the country. The demands from Princeton University are:

  1. Financial Divestment: Dissociate and divest its endowment of all holdings in companies that profit from or engage in Israel’s ongoing military
    campaign, occupation, and apartheid policies. Commit to full financial
    transparency on all its investments.
  2. Military Divestment: Disclose and end Princeton research on weapons of war funded by the Department of Defense. This research includes automated software and artificial intelligence technology used to enable genocide.
  3. Academic and Cultural Boycott: Refrain from any form of academic or
    cultural association with Israeli institutions and businesses, in line with
    the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. This boycott is of institutions, not individuals. End study abroad programs with Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Stop sponsoring and facilitating Tiger-Trek Israel, and end Princeton’s relationship with the Tikvah Fund.
  4. Palestinian Affiliations: Cultivate affiliations with Palestinian academic and cultural institutions directly without requiring them to partner with Israeli counterparts as an explicit or implicit condition for such support.
  5. End the Silence: End its silence and release a public statement calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza and condemning Israel’s
    genocidal campaign against the Palestinian people.
    Princeton students stand in solidarity with Columbia University’s Gaza Solidarity Encampment, launched on April 17. They strongly condemn the decisions of Columbia University, Yale University, New York University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and Cal Poly Humboldt’s administrations to employ militarized police against their own students and demand the immediate release of all arrested students, the immediate dropping of all charges, and the immediate revocation of suspensions and evictions.

Despite the systematic repression of pro-Palestinian voices, students will continue to stand their ground.

While students across the country face cold nights, thousands of Palestinians face every night without shelter, food, or water. Countless Palestinians have been displaced, over 77,000 injured, and at least 34,000 murdered, with many more missing. On April 22, at least 200 bodies were recovered from a second massive grave at what remains of Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis. Israel has destroyed every single university in Gaza. Today’s mobilization is part of a broad coalition of students that fundamentally believes in putting an end to the Israeli occupation.

To follow along:
Instagram: @princetondivestnow
Twitter: @PtonDivestNow

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