Palestine (OPT)

On August 5, 2022, Israel conducted airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, damaging a branch of Al-Quds Open University in northern Gaza, injuring hundreds, and killing several students.  The attack reportedly took place amidst mounting tensions between Israeli forces and Palestinian

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On June 29, 2022, Palestinian Authority security forces detained Laith Halayka, a student leader at Hebron University, as he was leaving campus, reportedly due to his student union work. Reports indicate that, on June 29, Palestinian Authority security forces in

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On June 26, 2022, members of the Palestinian Authority security forces arrested Qassam Hamayel, a Birzeit University student affiliated with the Hamas-affiliated Islamic bloc and active in student government, as he was leaving campus. Reports indicate that security forces in

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On June 25, 2022, Palestinian Authority security forces detained four Palestine Polytechnic University students affiliated with the Hamas-affiliated Islamic bloc. The four students, Ibrahim Al-Nawaja, Thaer Oweidat, Abdullah Halayqa, and Baha Al-Mahariq, are active in the university’s student government. Ibrahim

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On June 14, 2022, university security personnel and students clashed by the gates of An-Najah National University during a sit-in to protest the recent dismissal of students. Four students were injured. On June 8, students convened a vigil at An-Najah

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On June 8, 2022, Palestinian Authority security forces used violent force against students affiliated with the Hamas-affiliated Islamic bloc, who were gathered at An-Najah National University. 10 students and employees were reportedly dismissed in the wake of the incident. On

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On May 18, 2022, Israeli forces raided Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie and fired tear gas at students, causing dozens to suffer from respiratory issues. The soldiers reportedly entered the campus near the library and immediately began chasing students there

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On May 17, 2022, the eve of student elections at Birzeit University, undercover Israeli forces arrested eight senior members of the Hamas-affiliated Islamic bloc, after which one of the detained students was then beaten in prison. Israeli forces also reportedly

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On April 16, 2022, clashes broke out between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian students in and around the Al-Quds University campus. Sources indicate that Israeli forces fired tear gas at the students who were holding a vigil and solidarity demonstration in

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On March 9, 2022, three Palestinians were injured and dozens more suffered from respiratory issues after Israeli military forces raided the campus of the Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie during a memorial service that was being held there for Ammar

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On March 5, 2022, Israeli military forces raided the Abu Dis campus of Al Quds University, leading to clashes with students that included Israeli soldiers firing tear gas canisters and stun grenades. According to Felesteen News, dozens of Palestinian students

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On February 15, 2022, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fired tear gas at Al-Quds University students holding a peaceful campus demonstration. Sources indicate that students were standing outside a campus building giving speeches about forced evictions of residents of the Sheikh

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On January 11, 2022, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Birzeit University (BZU) students participating in a protest over the detention of five of their peers the prior day.  On January 10, IDF soldiers stormed

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