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"Why Don't We Dialogue?" Walk Out on IDF Presentation at UCLA (Video)

[Image from UCLA Palestine Awareness Week Flier] [Image from UCLA Palestine Awareness Week Flier]

On Tuesday, 28 February 2012, Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA organized a Gaza memorial as part of its annual Palestine Awareness Week. In response, Bruins for Israel and StandWithUs invited IDF soldiers to campus to present a whitewashed version of the IDF's actions in Operation Cast Lead, the 2008-2009 assault on the Gaza Strip which resulted in over 1,400 casualties and, to date, no accountability for documented war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. SJP at UCLA and several campus allies organized a walkout in protest of the continuing lack of justice for the victims of the IDF during Cast Lead. Because it is not held to account for its violations of international law and human rights, the IDF is not welcome at UCLA.

We chose not to include footage of the man shouting at us, "You all look like terrorists!"

Music: "Gaza Calling" by CHECKPOINT303

Graphic Novel: Tanya Keilani and Ethan Heitner

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