NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: A collective of pro-Palestinian activists, Within Our Lifetime, has raised alarms after sharing a map of the “direct action zone” showing newsrooms, businesses and buildings emblematic of New York City, and calling for an attempt to “globalize the Intifada”, according to the New York Post.
Within the Our Lifetime group calls for mobilization on the listed sites
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The map, which identified locations associated with entities considered adversaries by the group, was accompanied by a chilling call to action in a now-deleted post from Wednesday evening.
The message elicited a strong response, declaring: “Today and beyond, these places will be sites of popular mobilization in defense of our people,” echoing sentiments aligned with the Liberation Organization’s mantra of Palestine adopted by Hamas.
City officials quickly condemned the post, calling it hateful rhetoric aimed at sowing division within New York. A City Hall spokesperson reiterated Mayor Eric Adams’ stance against hate, ensuring continued monitoring and deployment of NYPD resources to ensure public safety at listed locations.
Lawmakers and community leaders also expressed condemnation, calling the post an incitement to violence against Jewish institutions.
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Democratic Reps. Ritchie Torres and Mark Levine highlighted the dangerous nature of such rhetoric, denouncing it as an unacceptable call for senseless violence and incitement against predominantly Jewish institutions.
The NYPD confirmed it was aware of the disputed card and assured that steps were being taken to remedy the situation, with a focus on protecting public safety in the listed locations.
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Polls indicate significant level of support for Hamas among students
Meanwhile, Within Our Lifetime held a “peaceful rally” in Washington Square Park, calling for an end to ongoing conflicts and demanding accountability from universities for complicity.
Recent events at New York University and CUNY School of Law have attracted attention, with protests over alleged anti-Semitic environments and canceled events.
Pro-Palestinian protesters carry signs during a demonstration calling for a ceasefire in Gaza on October 21, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
As tensions persist, recent polls indicate significant levels of support for Hamas among students, reflecting a growing polarization of opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Recent statistics reveal a surge in anti-Jewish incidents across the five boroughs, coinciding with the escalation of conflict in the Middle East. The death toll and that of civilians remain a source of discord and divergence between Hamas and Israeli officials.
Internet Reacts Strongly to Within Our Lifetime’s Map Targeting New York Institutions
The Internet reacted strongly to Within Our Lifetime’s card targeting New York institutions. The comments expressed deep concern and urgency.
One X user highlighted the seriousness of the situation, saying: “This is very concerning. These threats need to be taken seriously as soon as possible, otherwise something bad will happen. Another user suggested investigating his followers, saying, “Any American who follows this account should be investigated by the FBI.”
This is very worrying. These threats need to be taken seriously as soon as possible, otherwise something bad will happen and they will wonder where all the signs are. They are here and are ignored. This is why we do not want to welcome refugees from Gaza. Our security in this country…
— Right Angle News Network (@Rightanglenews) November 17, 2023
Any American following this account should be investigated by the FBI and anyone overseas who follows this account should be subject to additional scrutiny if they attempt to enter our country.
— Josh (@Josh_D78) November 17, 2023
A third user pleaded, “Please notify Homeland Security,” emphasizing the urgency of the situation. Another commenter asserted, “This must be illegal,” pointing out the potential legal ramifications of releasing the map.
Please notify Homeland Security.
— John Johnston III (@JohnTheKnife) November 17, 2023
This must be illegal.
– Thomas Underdahl (@tcunderdahl) November 17, 2023
Additionally, a fifth user called the situation terrorism, demanding immediate action, stating: “And it’s called terrorism. The New York FBI must investigate this matter as soon as possible. »
And that’s called terrorism. @NewYorkFBI needs to look into this ASAP!
— Rustyhath (@rustyhath) November 17, 2023
This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individuals and organizations. cannot independently confirm them and does not support the claims or opinions expressed online.
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