The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday at dawn invaded the headquarters of the Arab American University in Jenin, according to the University security and official sources.
The University’s vice president of financial and administrative affairs, Faleh Abu Erra, said to the press that the IOF broke into the headquarters and buildings of the University during the predawn hours with more than 10 military vehicles.
After breaking the University’s door, the IOF seized a computer, in addition to banners and flags of student blocs.
The University’s administration strongly denounced this Israeli ‘aggressive policy’, which it stressed is in clear and flagrant violation of all international norms and conventions.
This is not the first time that the Arab American University and other Palestinian educational institutions have been subjected to arbitrary Israeli raids.
In the past several months, the Arab American University, Birzeit University, and the Kadoorie Institute have been targeted by the IOF.
The Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, condemned Israel’s raid stating that he reiterate the Palestinian Authority’s call for international protection:
“Israel should not be allowed to continue to act above the law. The international community witnesses yet another violation of the sanctity of Palestinian educational institutions, and it should not remain silent,” Hamdallah said.