SJP protester admits to incorrect quote on UCSB ‘Occupation Wall’

The wall is part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) protest

A Snapchat video has emerged of a member of the Students for Justice in Palestine at UCSB admitting to the use of a fake quote on their “Occupation Wall.”

The wall, situated just a stone’s throw away from the library, is part of the Students for Justice in Palestine and UCSB Divest’s protest¬†against university investments in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The wall is decorated with quotes, facts and other bits of information about the controversial Israel-Palestine conflict. However, one particular quote caught the attention of a Gaucho.

At the top of one panel, it reads: “We must expel the Arabs and take their places.” This quote is attributed to David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister.

The actual quote, lifted from a 1937¬†handwritten letter, said: “We do not want to and we do not have to expel Arabs and take their place.”

Noticing the error, a concerned Gaucho approached a member of the Students for Justice in Palestine who was standing by the wall. She conceded that the quote was inaccurate.

In the video, the student can be seen telling a small crowd that the panel will either be painted over or removed entirely by tomorrow.

The Tab UCSB has reached out to UCSB Divest for comment multiple times.

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