CHICAGO (CBS)–Outrage is boiling at DePaul University where a professor’s op-ed about Middle East politics has sparked backlash.

Professor Jason Hill said Israel has the “moral right” to “annex all of the West Bank” in an article that was published.

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Several student groups held an anti-hate rally at the Lincoln Park campus on Wednesday.

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Those students say Hill’s comments create an “unsafe academic environment.” The students want him to be censored and have started a petition that has already garnered 3,300 signatures.

In an interview, Hill refused to be silenced and added that people are misreading the intention of his article.

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