NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Pro-Palestinian NYU students, belonging to the group NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, slipped bogus “eviction notices” under the doors of up to 2,000 undergrads Thursday. Several Jewish NYU students say it was an attempt to intimidate them.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, the leaflets, distributed by NYU’s Students for Justice in Palestine, were placed under doors at Palladium Hall, which has a Sabbath elevator serving Jewish students. The notices read: “We regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in three days.”
The flyers referenced Israel’s controversial practice of demolishing Palestinian homes and indicated at the bottom, “This is not a real eviction notice.”
Many Jewish students live in those two dorms, but the notices did not go to them exclusively.
“Eviction notices are routinely given to Palestinian families living under Israel occupation for no other reason than their ethnicity,” the flyers say. “Forced evictions are arbitrary, racist, humiliating, and in violation of Article 53 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”