COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Student advocacy organizations supporting both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine viewpoints held separate events on the Texas A&M campus Thursday.
Dozens of students came together Thursday morning for a demonstration organized by the Palestine Solidarity Committee, a university-recognized student organization.
Organizers condemned violence against civilians in the Middle East but spoke in support of Palestine.
“We have no violence towards Israel or towards Jews. Our only thing is that we want Palestine to have their basic human rights,” organizer Adam Fahmi said.
Other students demonstrated nearby in support of Israel.
Thursday evening, several Jewish student organizations held the Aggies Stand with Israel Silent Walk to show their support for Israel.
Multiple students said that they lost friends and family members as a result of the attacks.
The Jewish Aggie community has come together to show their support, not just for those who are affected overseas, but for each other.
Source : KBTX