Graduation Speaker From Palestine Delivers ‘Disturbing’ Speech, Accuses Israel of ‘Killing and Torturing Palestinians as We Speak’

Once again, a college graduation marred by yet another speech tainted with anti-Semitism.

El Camino Community College in Torrance, California, invited Jana Abulaban, a student and the head of El Camino’s Associated Students Organization, to introduce the graduation student speaker.

But instead of filling graduates with hope and promise, Abulaban took advantage of the opportunity to spread hatred.

“I gift my graduation to all Palestinians who have lost their life and those who continue to lose their lives every day due to the oppressive apartheid state of Israel killing and torturing Palestinians as we speak,” Abulaban said.

Abulaban’s remarks follow the uproar caused by a speech at the graduation ceremony of City University of New York.

While the crowd initially clapped with enthusiasm for Abulaban upon her introduction, the response to her remarks was met with a less spirited reaction.

El Camino College posted a selectively edited excerpt of Abulaban’s speech on social media without explicitly acknowledging the disturbing speech:

“If I was told 7 years ago, as a Palestinian refugee stepping foot for the first time in this country, that one day I’ll be standing on this stage — I would not have believed it. I’m extremely thankful to have gotten to this point.”

Abulaban’s remarks at El Camino Community College begin at 1:24:50.

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