Florida chapters of pro-Palestine student group still intact

Two Florida chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine remain active, despite Governor Ron DeSantis asserting during Wednesday night’s GOP presidential primary debate that he had deactivated them, writes Denise Royal and Steve Contorno for CNN.

According to State University System of Florida Chancellor Ray Rodrigues, both chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine said they are not chartered by the national organisation that faces scrutiny from the DeSantis administration.

During the debate, DeSantis acknowledged the controversy surrounding the student organisations, but claimed the groups had been disbanded. “We had a group of students for Justice of Palestine,” he said. “They said they are common cause with Hamas. They said, ‘We’re not just in solidarity. This is what we are.’ We deactivated them. We’re not gonna use tax dollars to fund Jihad.”
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