May 1, 2020
May 1, 2020
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· An FBI investigation was revealed in hundreds of pages of FBI files about the International Solidarity Movement obtained by The Intercept through a public records request. Both international and domestic security investigations were done. Nothing in the documents suggests any of these investigations ever resulted in criminal charges. The FBI relied heavily on biased right-wing publications making fantastical claims of questionable veracity. The political beliefs of ISM members and other Palestinian solidarity activist were treated as though they were synonymous with terrorism.