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Video: Texas high schoolers chant infamous slogan viewed as call to wipe Israel off the map amid Muslim Student Association walkout
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Video: Texas high schoolers chant infamous slogan viewed as call to wipe Israel off the map amid Muslim Student Association walkout

Texas high schoolers were caught on video chanting the infamous slogan "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" amid a Muslim Student Association walkout last week. The slogan is often viewed as a call to wipe Israel off the map.

Here's the clip showing the chant outside of McMillen High School, which is part of the Plano Independent School District. The students also chant, "Free, free Palestine!"

The same video as of Tuesday afternoon was still available to watch on the "Official Account" for the McMillen Muslim Student Association, which is on Instagram. The clip is the second-to-last piece of media embedded in a post showing images and video of the walkout.

In a separate post advertising the walkout, the MSA added text to the comments section that refers to the "apartheid regime that is occupying [the Palestinian people] unjustly."

"Join us in our walkout tomorrow 10/19/2023 with your kuffiyehs and posters in support of the Palestinian people and against the humanitarian crisis caused by the apartheid regime that is occupying them unjustly," the text reads. "Palestinian stickers will be distributed. Please be respectful and orderly throughout the whole demonstration. Free Palestine from the river to the sea!"

Another MSA post dated Oct. 10 — just three days after Hamas terrorists launched their deadly surprise attack against Israel — indicates the Muslim Student Association is "standing with Palestine."

'From the river to the sea ...'

The Anti-Defamation League characterizes the "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free" chant as a call for "a Palestinian state extending from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, territory that includes the State of Israel, implying the dismantling of the Jewish state."

Just days after the Hamas surprise attack against Israel, police in Vienna, Austria, banned a pro-Palestinian protest that was to coincide with a pro-Israel event, noting that "from the river to the sea" was mentioned in invitations and saying it was a call to violence, Reuters reported.

Gerhard Puerstl, head of the city's police force, was asked what he meant by "codes" in the invitations to the pro-Palestinian protest, and he replied, "Fundamentally it is this 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free' — a [Palestine Liberation Organization] slogan that has been adopted by Hamas," the outlet added.

Puerstl said police interpreted the slogan as a "clear call to violence" and that it meant wiping Israel off the map, Reuters also reported.

UPDATE, Oct. 25, 5:10 p.m. ET: On Tuesday the McMillen Muslim Student Assocation's main Instagram page read, "The Official Account for the McMillen Muslim Student Association" and listed the address of McMillen High School: "750 N Murphy Rd, Murphy, TX 75094." As of Wednesday, the MSA's main Instagram page reads, "McMillen Muslim Student Assoc. Non-curricular club. Not affiliated with, or monitored by, any Plano ISD or McMillen High employee."

This story has been updated.

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