Drexel’s Anti-Israel Students Demand ‘Immediate Termination’ Of Jewish Organizations

About 40 students at Washburn University stage a protest expressing support for Palestinians in Gaza and calling for a cease fire in the war there, Friday, May 3, 2024, in Topeka, Kan. The students are critical of Israel's military operations and U.S. President Joe Biden's support for Israel. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Drexel University continues to instruct students virtually on Wednesday after campus buildings were closed or locked down following the establishment of an anti-Israel encampment. In addition to calls to divest from Israel, the activists have demanded the university “[i]mmediately terminate” its chapters of the Chabad and Hillel Jewish community organizations.

Classes at Drexel were virtual for the fourth consecutive day, according to Fox 29. The outlet reported that members of the encampment told the outlet they “will continue to disrupt until Drexel University meets our demands.”

Drexel University President John Fry previously pledged that “harassment and intimidation” would not be tolerated and insisted that access to the encampment would be limited to members of the Drexel community, but on Tuesday acknowledged to Fox 29 the “frustration” experienced by students as the protestors continue.