Why is Israel raiding Palestinian universities?

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article by Ahmad Melhem was published by Al Monitor on February 19, 2016.

“Why is Israel raiding Palestinian universities?”

The Palestinian academic community hopes to internationally shame Israel for its raids on universities and disruption of education in the West Bank.

During the current uprising in the West Bank, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stormed two Palestinian universities: Birzeit University near Ramallah on Jan. 11 and Al-Quds University at Abu Dis in East Jerusalem on Jan. 29.


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