A Jewish civil rights group is looking out the University of Massachusetts, Boston for its inaction on an investigation right into a campus group for internet hosting a pro-Palestine rally that turned violent.

The Louis D. Brandeis Center despatched a letter to the university on Tuesday demanding that it open an investigation into the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter, which hosted the rally on June 24, in addition to any college students concerned within the incident.

According to the letter, Dexter Van Zile a reporter for CAMERA, was “intimidated, harassed, and assaulted” after one participant within the rally known as him a “rabid Zionist.”

Video footage of the occasion reveals protesters shouting “Zionist, go home!” which was directed at Van Zile, and many individuals gathered round him.

While a number of protesters gave Van Zile “the finger,” somebody shouted, “Don’t give him ammunition” and “They will use this against us.”

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According to the letter, the protest started outdoors the Massachusetts State House after which protesters demonstrated outdoors of a Anti-Defamation League workplace.

Van Zile advised Fox News that what he skilled on the protest have been “the worst seven minutes of my life.”

As a results of the incident, Van Zile mentioned he would not wish to go out in public an excessive amount of and worries that the protesters on the occasion will determine him strolling the streets of Boston, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts State House in Boston

Massachusetts State House in Boston

However, Van Zile mentioned that whereas he was fortunate to go on along with his life after the occasion, college students on the University of Massachusetts, Boston could not.

“Suppose I was a Jew on the campus of UMass Boston and I had to share public space with these folks,” Van Zile mentioned.These people may, you know, if they’re willing to mob me in broad daylight in the streets of Boston, the way they did, what do you think they’re going to do to a Jew on their campus, when they don’t think anyone is looking? And that’s the thing that I find very, very concerning.”

The Louis D. Brandeis Center letter states that regardless that the occasion passed off off-campus, college students are nonetheless chargeable for their actions in accordance with the university student code of conduct.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA - May 21, 2017: Daytime view of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus along the Boston Harborwalk

Boston, Massachusetts, USA – May 21, 2017: Daytime view of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus alongside the Boston Harborwalk

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“Mr. Van Zile was attacked at the UMass Boston SJP event because he has been a vocal supporter of Israel. Unfortunately, it appears the University has done nothing in the three-plus months since Mr. Van Zile filed his complaints, accompanied by this documentation,” the letter states.

The Louis D. Brandeis Center additionally requested the university to difficulty a public assertion affirming that they’ll defend the rights of Jewish college students “for whom Zionism is an integral part of their identity.”

Denise Katz-Prober, the director of authorized initiatives on the Louis D. Brandeis Center advised Fox News that cases like this are hardly restricted to the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

“Recently just last year at Tufts University, [Students for Justice in Palestine] led a similar campaign of intimidation against a Zionist Jewish student there in an attempt to kick him out of student government,” Katz-Prober mentioned.

Israeli flag flying over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

Israeli flag flying over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

Katz-Prober additionally mentioned that the silence by the University of Massachusetts, Boston administration on the incident leaves Jewish and pro-Israel college students questioning if they will really feel protected on campus.

“I think [Jewish and pro-Israel students] are left wondering what happens If they go anywhere near an event organized by or hosted by SJP? Are they going to be harassed, assaulted, targeted similarly to Mr. Van Zile, simply because of their Jewish identity?” Katz-Prober requested. “No student should have to have that concern.”

DeWayne Lehman, the director of communications for the University of Massachusetts Boston advised Fox News that the university is investigating the incident, however added that the investigation is “governed by federal student privacy regulations.”

Fox News reached out to the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter on the University of Massachusetts Boston.