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Israeli forces clash with Al-Quds university students
Published Sunday 08/09/2013 (updated) 09/09/2013 09:45
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Al-Quds university students in Abu Dis on Sunday, witnesses said.

An Israeli border police patrol stopped and searched several students at the main gate of the university in Abu Dis, inspecting identity cards and detaining several students for over an hour.

Clashes broke out after university staff prevented Israeli forces from entering the campus.

Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets, with over 30 students suffering from smoke inhalation.

Eight students were injured by rubber bullets and transferred to Abu Dis emergency center.

Executive Vice President of Al-Quds University Imad Abu Keshik strongly condemned Israeli raids on the campus, which have taken place several times since the beginning of the academic year.

Israeli forces are trying to provoke students and create a sense of instability around the campus, he added.

Al-Quds university has around 12,000 students aged between 17-25 and is located away from residential areas, meaning that any Israeli patrol is likely directly targeting the university.

The Palestinian liaison office has reported the incident to the Israeli side and urged them not to target university buildings.

Israeli forces claim that they are stationed near Al-Quds university campus to oversee construction and maintenance work on the separation wall, Abu Keshik said.

Fatah official Anwar Bader strongly condemned the raid and called on international and human rights group to intervene.

University guards Radwan Dawod and Mohammad Darwish were wounded in the clashes and transferred to local medical centers for treatment.

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1 ) Julie / USA
08/09/2013 14:57
time to stop calling on the unethically, immorally muted international community and start seeking your long-awaited justice against izraeli terrorism and at the ICC!

2 ) Roman / USA
08/09/2013 19:00
Julie, leave Israel alone, concentrate on Darfur, or Tibet, or other middle eastern countries like Syria (for example).

3 ) Grzesiu / France
09/09/2013 17:00
@Roman: yeah because wen it comes to Israeli crime, everyone should just look the other way! Just because Israel doesn't kill as many people as the civil war in Syria doesn't mean we shoudn't be allowed to look into how the Zionist Occupation turn Palestinian lives into a living hell.

4 ) aysar / usa
11/09/2013 22:03
the occupation in Palestine has to come to an end and isreal needs to stop their terrorist attacks on innocent people. Free Palestine
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