RAMALLAH, Israeli forces Tuesday dawn stormed the campus of Birzeit University, north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, according to local sources.
They said that Israeli forces cordoned off the university campus, located in Birzeit town, blocking all of its entrances before breaking into the campus.
The university administration said in a press release that the soldiers assaulted the university guards during the raid and tampered with the university and students’ possessions.
It condemned the raid as a “blatant attack on the norms and covenants that prohibit attacks on academic and health facilities.”
The raid triggered confrontations in the vicinity of the campus, where the soldiers opened fire to disperse local protestors.
Attacks on education by Israeli military forces and Israeli settlers in the Palestine constitute grave violations of right to education and development. These attacks are particularly prevalent in the most vulnerable areas of the West Bank – Area C, H2 and Jerusalem.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency