Families, students protest in Hebron against PA arrests
Published Sunday 13/10/2013 (updated) 16/10/2013 17:53
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The families of students detained by Palestinian Authority security forces held a demonstration in the center of Hebron on Sunday to call for their release.
Fifteen students were arrested and are being held for their political activity at Palestine Polytechnic University, demonstrators said.
PA security forces said that the students have been in custody for 15 days for investigation, without providing further details.
Twenty-two PPU students held a sit-in on campus to protest the arrests.
The students are calling for the release of the detainees and demanding that the PA security forces take no further action against students who practice political activism on campus.
On Thursday, PPU suspended classes after an altercation between Fatah youth and the Islamic bloc students who organized a sit-in protest.
In August, Hamas accused PA security forces of arresting members of the Islamist movement, including an Islamic bloc student from the same university.