Pro-Hamas Students and Faculty Occupy NYC Campus Building as New Wave of Protests Launch

New anti-Israel protests have erupted at The New School in New York City, with students and faculty members reportedly occupying a building on the institution’s campus.

The pro-Hamas protesters are reportedly attempting to get the school’s board of trustees to vote on divesting from companies supporting the Jewish State.

The occupation of the Welcome Center in Manhattan comes as two anti-Israel encampments have been ongoing at The New School.

One protest is led by students and the other by faculty.

A report by The New School Free Press student newspaper said the occupiers were letting people out of the building on Tuesday night.

However, they not letting anyone inside.

The New School has yet to issue a statement on the new protests.

The Welcome Center is the first stop on campus tours and houses multiple offices, including admissions.

Those occupying the Welcome Center have renamed the building the “Lama Jamous Center.”

The name is in reference to a 9-year-old girl who has been reporting on the war from inside Hamas-controlled Gaza, according to The New School Free Press.

They want the private university to divest from companies that are backing Israel.

The protesters are now hanging a Palestinian flag from the upper levels of the Welcome Center, the outlet added.

The continued anti-Israel protests at The New School come as it is preparing to host its commencement ceremonies this Friday.

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Graduation events at other colleges in Manhattan, such as Columbia University, have been frequently disrupted by anti-Israel protesters.

Earlier this month, the New York Police Department was called to break up anti-Israel protests at The New School and New York University.

After the operations, NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell told reporters that police took the actions “at the request of school presidents.”

Police ultimately arrested 56 people, with no incidents.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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