Anti-Israel protesters who commit illegal acts could be sent to Gaza under new bill

WASHINGTON (TND) — A new House bill introduced Wednesday would require anti-Israel protesters convicted of illegal activity on college campuses to go to the Gaza Strip and participate in community service for a minimum of six months.

The bill, dubbed the “Antisemitism Community Service Act,” would mandate any individual found guilty of “unlawful activity” on a college campus since October 7, 2023 be “assigned” to conduct community service in Gaza for a period of time “not fewer than six months.”

Rep. Andy Ogles, R-Tenn., introduced the bill alongside Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas. Both congressman have been highly critical of anti-American sentiment brewing within anti-Israel demonstrations at colleges and universities recently.

I am going to bet that these pro-Hamas supporters wouldn’t last a day, but let’s give them the opportunity,” Rep. Weber said of the bill Wednesday.

Even if the proposal is approved by the House, it is unlikely to make it through the Democrat-controlled Senate.

A separate bill introduced by Rep. Ogles Wednesday would crack down on non-citizen agitators found guilty of violating the law during campus protests. Under the bill, the State Department would be required to revoke the visas of anyone arrested while participating in an encampment demonstration.


Approved ~ MJM