Florida Student Arrested for Making Threats against Jewish Students

Palestinian-American student Seif Asi, 21, got into a “heated conversation” with Jewish students during a UCF Office of Student Involvement approved pro-Israel free expression event. UCFPD stopped Asi, who complained about Jewish supporters on campus and an Israel event. Asi mentioned being tired of seeing students defending the killing of Palestinian people. Three students stated that Asi accused them of supporting his family’s death and threatened to shoot them. Asi was charged with three counts of intimidation based on display of indicia of religious or ethnic heritage under Fla. Stat. § 784.0493.