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On September 7, 2019, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) detained and raided the home of recent Birzeit University graduate Samah Jaradat, in apparent connection with her student activism. On August 28, 2019, IDF soldiers detained Mays Abu Ghosh, a friend of

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On August 28, 2019, Israeli military authorities detained and imprisoned Mays Abu Ghosh, a student at Birzeit University, on charges that apparently stem from her membership in a student organization. She has reportedly been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment

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On April 8, 2019, Palestinian Authority (PA) officials reportedly abducted and imprisoned Musa Dweikat, a student at An-Najah National University, in apparent retaliation for his association with an Islamic student bloc.

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On March 26, 2019, Israeli authorities reportedly detained three students,Tafiq Abu Arqoub, Hamzeh Abu Qare, and Udday Nakhla, on the Birzeit University campus.

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On February 12, 2019, Israeli forces reportedly clashed with students during a military raid that surrounded Al-Quds University. Media reports indicate that the soldiers entered the town of Abu Dis and surrounded Al-Quds University and a nearby secondary school while

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On December 12, 2018, Israeli soldiers reportedly raided the Abu Dis campus of Al-Quds University (AQU). Media sources indicate that the soldiers searched faculty and student offices of AQU’s campus, damaged campus property, and seized surveillance footage. Soldiers reportedly clashed

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On November 19, 2018, Israeli authorities reportedly detained Birzeit University (BZU) student Yehya Rabie. Mr. Rabie is a third-year student of Business and Economics and head of the student council of BZU. On November 19, authorities reportedly raided Rabie’s home

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In June 2018, it was reported that Israeli authorities — who control travel into and out of the West Bank — had restricted the travel of several international faculty at Birzeit University, through a series of visa-related decisions which left several

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On March 26, 2018, Hamas security forces reportedly attacked students who were engaged in a nonviolent protest on the campus of Al-Azhar University in the Gaza Strip in Palestine. The protest arose after a group of students who were unable

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On March 12, 2018, Israeli authorities reportedly arrested Ola Marshoud, a student activist at An-Najah National University (An-Najah) in Nablus, in apparent retaliation for her nonviolent activism.

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On March 7, 2018, undercover Israeli armed forces reportedly entered the campus of Birzeit University in the West Bank, and arrested Omar Kiswani, President of the school’s student council, and reportedly a member of a Hamas-affiliated student group. According to

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In the early morning hours of December 14, 2017, armed Israeli soldiers reportedly entered the campuses of Birzeit and Al-Quds Universities, raiding student union as well as other offices, and seizing banners and other political materials. Israeli authorities said in

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On May 14, 2017, Israeli armed forces reportedly detained Ahmad Qatamesh, a writer and prominent scholar of political science at Al-Quds University, as part of sweeping raids targeting over a dozen activists and other members of civil society. Although he

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Following student council elections at Birzeit University on April 22, 2015, 25 students from Birzeit and other universities were reportedly arrested, detained, or summoned for interrogation by Palestinian authorities. Since the elections, students have also reported threats and harassment, including

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On August 2, 2014, an Israeli missile reportedly struck an administrative building on the campus of the Islamic University in Gaza, as part of the ongoing military conflict in the territory.  No injuries were reported, but the missile reportedly inflicted

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