Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, has strongly criticized the recent wave of arrests targeting Palestinian university students carried out by Israeli occupation forces.
In an official press release, Hamas expressed its condemnation of the incursion by Israeli forces into Birzeit University in occupied Ramallah and the subsequent arrests of the student council’s president and several members.
“The occupation forces’ storming of Birzeit University in occupied Ramallah and arrest of its student council president and members emphasizes the vital role of the student blocks in resisting the occupation,” the Movement’s statement read.
Hamas reiterated the steadfast determination of Palestinian students to defend against the Israeli colonial occupation and the threats posed by extremist settler groups.
Earlier today, Israeli forces conducted a crackdown on the grounds of Birzeit University in the heart of the occupied West Bank, arresting 8 students and causing significant damage to university property.
According to local media, the students were handcuffed and blindfolded, then forced to sit on the ground before being taken to an unknown destination in a military vehicle.
Israeli forces also vandalized the students’ property and belongings, conducting a thorough manhunt inside the university campus.