The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research condemned the Israeli occupation storming of Birzeit University at dawn Tuesday.
The Ministry decried in a press statement the Israeli military raid into the university campus, resulting in the sabotaging of the campus contents, attacking its guards, injuring a student with a rubber pullet, and arresting another from his home in Kafr Ni’ma town, west of Ramallah.
The Ministry stressed that “these attacks constitute a severe violation of all international laws and conventions that criminalize any violation of the sanctity of universities and educational institutions.”
It also emphasized on the fact that “these attacks will never break our will; Rather, we will be more adherent to the education and learning process.”
In this regard, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has renewed its call to the Union of International Universities, Union of Arab Universities, and all international and human rights institutions to expose these violations and attacks against educational institutions.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the raid as an integral part of the incessant Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and a gross violation of international norms and laws.
It called upon the international community and competent United Nations organizations, particularly the UNESCO, to speak out against Israeli assaults on educational institutions and take all necessary measures, under international law, to ensure protection of the Palestinian people along with its educational institutions.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency