Palestine (OPT)

On January 10, 2022,  Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) stormed the Birzeit University (BZU) campus, where they opened fire on students and arrested five students participating in a student union meeting.  About 14 undercover IDF soldiers stormed the BZU campus and

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Early in the morning on December 14, 2021, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) raided Birzeit University campus, assaulting guards, damaging university property, confiscating students’ belongings, and sparking violent clashes. According to a statement by the university, roughly 100 Israeli soldiers broke

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On December 4, 2021, students of opposing groups violently clashed at the entrance of Arab American University (AAU), resulting in the death of one student. The two groups were reportedly affiliated with two different factions of the Fatah political party.

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On September 27, 2021, Israeli soldiers at the Beit El DCO military checkpoint in El-Bireh city fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets into a crowd of Birzeit University students protesting the Israeli army’s killing of five Palestinians on September

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On September 21, 2021, Hamas-affiliated security forces reportedly stormed Al-Azhar University – Gaza (AUG) and attacked students, faculty, and staff who were wearing keffiyehs – a black and white scarf associated with Yasser Arafat, which, especially since his death in

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On July 14, 2021, the Israeli Army detained around thirty Palestinian students, mostly from Birzeit University, after the students visited a family whose home was destroyed by the Israeli Army. On July 8, Israeli forces demolished the home of Palestinian

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On July 7, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) detained Layan Nasir, a nutrition student at Birzeit University, based on her alleged membership in a prohibited student organization. IDF forces raided Nasir’s family home, detained her, and brought her to the Ofer

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On May 18, 2021, Israeli armed forces executed an airstrike targeting a building containing facilities used by the Islamic University of Gaza. On May 10, fighting broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian militant groups, notably Hamas, following weeks of

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On December 23, 2020, the Israeli Ofer Military Court sentenced Birzeit University student Elia Abu Hijleh to eleven months in prison on charges of belonging to a “prohibited student group.” On July 1, 2020, the Israeli Defense Force reportedly detained

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On July 16, 2020, Israeli Defense Forces detained Al-Quds University scholar Imad Barghouthi. Barghouthi, a renowned professor of Theoretical Space Plasma Physics at Al-Quds University, was returning to his home in Ramallah when Israeli soldiers stopped him at a military

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On July 9, 2020, Israeli Defense Forces reportedly detained Ruba Assi, a student at Birzeit University, during an overnight raid on her home in Ramallah. Few details are available regarding Assi’s detention. Authorities report Israeli authorities conducted a number of

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On June 4, 2020, the Israeli authorities reportedly detained Yahya Sadiq al-Qarout, a Birzeit University student and the secretary of the planning committee for the university’s student council. Few details are available regarding the detention of al-Qarout, a third-year computer

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On December 12, 2019, Israeli military authorities arrested Shatha Hasan, the president of Birzeit University's student council. A military court later sentenced Hasan to three months imprisonment without charge.

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On November 13, 2019, the Israeli military detained Ubai Aboudi, a researcher and the director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development in Ramallah. A military court has since sentenced Aboudi to two months imprisonment without charge. Aboudi is

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On October 5, 2019, Israeli soldiers reportedly fired tear gas at students from various universities protesting near Ofar Prison. The students had gathered on the campus of Birzeit University and began their march in protest over an apparent increase in

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