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Israeli forces raid Palestinian university, sabotage book fair

Israeli forces have raided Palestinian universities on numerous occasions [AFP]

Date of publication: 21 November, 2016

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Israeli forces on Saturday stormed the campus of al-Quds University in Jerusalem and sabotaged a student book fair, the Palestinian ministry of education said in a statement.

Israeli forces on Saturday stormed the campus of al-Quds University in Jerusalem and sabotaged a student book fair, the Palestinian ministry of education said in a statement.

“Large numbers of heavily armed” Israeli troops stormed the university campus at dawn and damaged the "contents of a book fair" held by students to help fellow students in need, said the ministry.

"All books, magazines, and stationery which are being sold to needy students at low prices have been either stolen or damaged [by Israeli forces]," the statement said.

The statement added that after raiding several buildings, including the main administration building, Israeli forces left the campus after three hours.

Israeli forces had on Thursday raided the Palestine Technical University in the northern occupied West Bank city of Tulkarem , according to the ministry.

"In an obvious burglary that lasted more than an hour, Israeli soldiers stole electronic material and archival database off the university's security cameras," the statement said.

The Palestinian foreign ministry on Sunday called on international bodies, especially the UNESCO to protect Palestinian educational institutions against Israeli attacks. 

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