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Israeli forces raid Tulkarem-area university twice in 18 hours

Ma’an – March 15, 2016

TULKAREM – Israeli forces on Tuesday raided al-Khadouri University in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem for the second consecutive day, the university’s administration said in a statement.

The administration said Israeli forces raided the university on Monday, forcing staff to open the main doors of the university’s engineering department. During the raid forces reportedly ransacked the building and seized posters and brochures from the campus.

Eighteen hours later, on Tuesday, the administration said Israeli forces returned, and ransacked more of the campus.

The university administration condemned the “Israeli violations against the university.”

The administration urged that international organizations take action against Israel’s disregard for education facilities.

Israeli forces have regularly stormed university campuses across the occupied Palestinian territory in recent months.

Since a wave of unrest swept the occupied Palestinian territory in October, Abu Dis’ Al-Quds University in particular has found itself a focal point of violent clashes between Palestinian students and Israeli soldiers.

On January 29, Hundreds of Israeli soldiers stormed Abu Dis’ al-Quds Open University and confiscated equipment and documents belonging to its student union.

Earlier in January, Birzeit University in Ramallah condemned an Israeli army raid into its campus, during which Israeli forces confiscated and damaged university equipment.

“Birzeit University condemns this attack and the direct violation of the sanctity of the university campus,” the university said. “This is a belligerent military attack on the university and our right to education and all the principles involved in the freedom of education.”

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1 Comment »

  1. May God damn the Zionist horde!

    “The (al-Khadouri) university administration condemned the ‘Israeli violations against the university.’ ” Good for the university; also Birzeit later on in this report. But: to whom were the condemnations issued? — an appropriate office/official in the PA? UNESCO? Media outlets world wide? Prominent individual educators world wide? the Carter Center? the Elders? the Quartet?

    Comment by roberthstiver | March 17, 2016 | Reply


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